EXCLUSIVE: Edwin Gyasi chooses Ghana over Holland

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The Dutch born Ghanaian winger has committed his international future to Ghana ahead of the Netherlands.

Former FC Twente star boy Edwin Gyasi has pledged his international future to the Black Stars, SportsworldGhana.com can exclusively reveal.

Edwin Gyasi celebrates goal at Aalesund FK

Gyasi who currently plays for Aalesund FK in the Norwegian Tippeligaen says he desires representing Ghana ahead of his birth country Netherland.

Former Holland coach Danny Blind had hinted that the forward could be considered for the Clockwork Orange but Gyasi, who previously stated in an interview that he ‘’feels Dutch”, now appears to have defeated any such hopes.

“I can tell you that Edwin has decided to play for Ghana,” father of the player Elder J.Y Gyasi told SportsworldGhana.com via Phone call from his based in Amsterdam.

“Although born in Amsterdam, Gyasi feels more Ghanaian and has informed the family of his intentions.

“He was approached some time ago that he could be invited to play for Holland since he was born here but I personally want him to play for Ghana and he has listened to my advice and ready to do so when handed invitation by the Black Stars coach.’’ Added Mr. Gyasi.

“Edwin Gyasi is grateful for the love shown him by Holland. But he thinks playing for the land of his forefathers will be the best for his career.

Gyasi has previously played for Telstar, De Graafschap, FC Twente and Heracles Almelo

Edwin Gyasi at Roda JC

Edwin Gyasi at Roda JC

Born to Ghanaian parents in Holland, Gyasi together with his junior brother Raymond Gyasi helped Roda JC to gain promotion back to the Eredivisie in 2015 before moving to Norway a year later.

In January 2016 the Daily Mail newspaper reported that ‘’Roda JC winger Edwin Gyasi is wanted by a host of Championship clubs including German side Stuttgart and Napoli in the Italian Serie A.

 

He joins the likes of Quincy Owusu-Abeyie, Kevin-Prince Boateng and Emmanuel Frimpong to have opted for an international future with Ghana ahead of European countries.

Edwin Gyasi has so far netted six goals in ten [10] matches for Aalesund FK this season.

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