Kelvin Prince Boateng still relevant to Black Stars – Ghana coach
Ghana coach Goran Stevanovic has reiterated the relevance of AC Milan midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng to the goals of the national team, the Black Stars.
Prince Boateng announced his retirement from international football in November 2011 claiming that playing at such a high level was affecting his health, but the Stars trainer insists the midfielder remains in his plans.
Stevanovic has therefore tasked the Ghana Football Association (GFA) to do their best to get the 24-year old rescind his decision considering his smashing form with the Rossonerris.
“We need to do everything possible to get him (Boateng) back,” the Serbian told a press briefing on Wednesday.
A section of Ghanaians claim the absence of the player in the Stars team at the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations affected the team’s efficiency.
The Serb coach also denied a rift with the player which led to the action, saying the player took the decision on his own accord.
Prince Boateng, who featured for Germany at the youth level made his Ghana debut against Latvia in an international friendly in May 2010 and was one of the Black Stars’ best performers at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.
His kid-brother, Jerome, however, plays for the German national team.