Ghanaian defender Kennedy Kofi Boateng says he is ‘100% happy’ after receiving an invitation to the Togolese national team ahead of the 2022 World Cup qualifications this week.
Boateng, born and raised in Ghana qualifies to represent the West African side through his parental origin.
The 24-year-old lanky centre-back has a Ghanaian father and a Togolese mother, making him eligible to play for the Sparrowhawks.
Boateng was developed by Ghanaian club WAFA SC before moving abroad in August 2016 to sign for Austrian Bundesliga side LASK Linz.
He was, however, loaned to SV Ried between 2017 and 2019 before joining them permanently.
Reacting to his call-up to the Togolese National team in a brief chat with SportsworldGhana.com, Boateng said: “I am 100% happy to represent Togo at the International level. I feel this is the right moment for me to play for Togo,”
The talented defender currently plays for Portuguese Primera Liga club SD Santa Clara where he has made 9 caps in all competitions including UEFA Europa League qualifications this campaign.
The lanky defender joined the Togolese camp on Monday despite not named in the initial list released by head coach Paulo Duarte.
Togo will face Senegal at home on 11 November 2022 before facing Namibia four days later in the final round of the qualifiers.