Ghana apply to Fifa for Germany youth international Charles Takyi

The Ghanaian FA want the midfielder to devote the rest of his international life to his country of birth, and has written to the world football governing body for clearance
Ghana have applied to Fifa for the nationality switch of former Germany youth international Charles Takyi.

The attacking midfielder of St. Pauli has featured for the Europeans from Under-15 to U17 level. The 26-year-old was born in Ghana’s capital Accra, to Ghanaian parents.

The west African country’s FA president Kwesi Nyantakyi confirmed their decision to MTNfootball and assured Ghana are on the hunt for all players with Ghanaian origin to join the team.

“We have put in an application to Fifa for Takyi to play for Ghana,” Nyantakyi said. “He has provided all the documents and we are waiting for the response from Fifa."

Takyi is the most recent example to join the bandwagon of European-based players of Ghanaian origin hoping to be in the Black Stars jersey after Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong announced his on intentions via twitter on Tuesday.

Norway-based goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey joined the stable of the four-time African champions having received his Fifa clearance after he had featured at junior level for the Scandanavians. He was in goals for the high profile friendly against Brazil on Monday.