Canadian international player, Alphonso Davies says the Ghana Football Association never contacted him when he wasn’t a star player.
The Bayern München player stated that he was only contacted by the Ghana Football Association when the news broke that he was joining the Germany Bundesliga giant and record champions.
According to him, his mother also kicked against the idea of donning the Black Stars jersey to play for the Africa country at the highest level of international football.
“Ghana never reached out and also my mum was like, no [to the idea of me playing for Ghana],” the defender said on the Say Less podcast.
“I was playing like not even like the academy they never like said [anything about wanting me]. I wasn’t a big name. When the news came out that I was going to Bayern, then I got a message from the Ghana Federation.
“I think it was someone from the federation who texted me on Instagram because he didn’t have my number or email but it was too late. At that time I already got my citizenship and made it to Canada.”
Davies was born in Buduburam, a refugee camp in Ghana’s Central Region, before relocating with his Liberian parents to Canada when he was five years.
He played a key role as Bayern sealed a historic treble of league, German Cup and Champions League in 2020 under Hansi Flick.
Davies has since been an integral part of the Canadian national team and played at the Qatar 2022 World Cup for his adopted country