Former Feyenoord Rotterdam forward, Elvis Manu has shed more light on his decision to switch nationality to play for Ghana instead of the Netherlands.
The former PFC Ludogorets 1945 Fútbol club player played for the Netherlands from the U16 to the U21 age groups, but in 2015, he switched his national allegiance to Ghana.
He hasn’t gotten the opportunity to play for Ghana seven years after making the decision, which according to him was influenced by the Black Stars’ impressive performance at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
“When I was young, I have always wanted to play for Holland because I was born there, I didn’t know anything but the decision to play for Ghana came after watching the 2010 World Cup. I think the 2010 World Cup changed my mind,” Manu said.
“At first, it wasn’t too much like people switching nationality, the first that I know was Quincy Owusu Abayie, so he was the one that gave me the eye-opener to play for Ghana. I also think all Africans fell in love with Ghana, especially how they played at the World Cup.”
The 28-year-old Ghanaian forward currently plays for Poland Top-flight side Wisla Krakow.