Charles Takyi cleared to play for Ghana

The Bury midfielder is now eligible to represent the west Africans at international level following a ruling in his favour for a nationality switch from the European country
Charles Takyi is now eligible to play for Ghana instead of Germany after the Fifa Players' Status Committee approved his and the Ghana FA's application for a nationality switch.

The west Africans approached the world's football governing body with regards to the player in July 2011 and provided proof to buttress the fact that the 26-year-old has never played any international match in an official competition at senior level for Germany.

The Single Judge, Geoff Thompson's decision passed on October 4, 2011 ruled that the player can now play for Ghana, according to a report on the Ghana FA's official website.

"The request made by the Ghana Football Association and the player Charles Kwame Takyi for change of team association is accepted,” the decision of the Single Judge of the Players' Status Committee read.

"The player Charles Kwame Takyi is allowed to represent the national team of the Ghana Football Association as from the notification of the present decision."
 
A change in Fifa statutes' in 2005 allowed players with dual citizenship who had represented one country at junior level to play for another country at senior level.