Ghana and New York City FC midfielder, Ebenezer Ofori has said he doesn’t play for Ghana’s senior national team the Black Stars for monetary purposes contrary to perception that the players are using the team as a conduit to enrich themselves.
The former New Edubiase United and AIK Solna player who’s currently on loan to New York City FC from Bundesliga side Stuttgart indicates that even though football happens to be the profession he has chosen to fend for himself,wearing the white and black jersey of Ghana is a pleasure,an honour and enough for him as a player.
“Playing for the national team as a player places some sought of ‘respect tag’ on you because the respect you gain from your teammates,coaches and even football loving fans is unbelievable and that only is enough for me.”
“Even though football is the profession through-which l earn my daily meal, playing for the Black Stars is a different ball-game because it’s also a pleasure and honour to be in that national jersey,” Ofori told Angel FM’s Michael Ashley Darko (Summer).
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He however expressed disappointment in Ghana’s failure to qualify for Russia 2018 World Cup because as a player he wished to make his first World Cup appearance for himself and the Black Stars.
Ebenezer Ofori,23, made his debut for Ghana on 4 February,2017 in a 1–0 loss to Burkina Faso and also made the final cut og Ghana’s team for the Africa Cup of Nations tournament that same year.