German-born striker of Ghanaian descent Jamie Leweling has rejected his debut Ghana call-up for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Sudan following uncertainty over nationality switch and family complications, GhanaSoccernet.com reports.
The 19-year-old who plays for German Bundesliga 2 side Greuther Furth was surprisingly included in Ghana’s 23-man squad announced by head coach C.K Akonnor last week for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Sudan.
Ghana FA president Kurt Okraku in an interview with Hello FM in Kumasi defended the decision to hand the youngster his maiden call-up and disclosed that the country’s football association’s new technical director recommended his inclusion.
However, it has emerged that the youngster is not ready to play for the four-time African champions.
“The boy (Jamie Leweling) can’t honour the call up because it will be very complicated if he wants to switch back to represent Germany in any category of the national team if things don’t go well for him with Ghana,” a source told GHANAsoccernet.com.
“Jamie won’t come to Ghana because after further explanation of issues surrounding his call-up, he has decided not to play for Ghana now due to several complications which are both sporting and personal,” the source added.