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9 Ghanaians playing for other countries in World Cup 2022

9 Ghanaians playing for other countries in World Cup 2022.

African footballers. Ghanaians playing at the World Cup 2022. Even though Ghana qualified for the World Cup there are some players who still chose to represent their other nationalities and not play for the Black Stars.

Here are 9 Ghanaians playing for other countries at the World Cup 2022:

Yunus Musah – USA

Yunus Dimoara Musah (born November 29, 2002) is an American professional soccer player who plays as a midfielder for La Liga club Valencia and the United States national team.

Born in the United States to Ghanaian parents, he grew up mostly in Italy and England. He was a youth international for England before committing to the United States in 2021.

Nico Williams – Spain

Williams was born in Pamplona to Ghanaian parents, who travelled across the Sahara Desert to reach Melilla, an autonomous Spanish city located in North Africa.

Nico’s older brother, Iñaki Williams, is also a footballer and a forward; he too was brought up at Athletic Bilbao having been born in Spain a short time after his parents arrived there.

Ethan Ampadu – Wales

Ampadu plays internationally for the Wales national football team. He qualifies for Wales through his Welsh mother. He was previously also eligible to represent England, Republic of Ireland and Ghana.

Ampadu plays internationally for the Wales national football team. He qualifies for Wales through his Welsh mother. He was previously also eligible to represent England, Republic of Ireland and Ghana.

On 26 May 2017, at the age of 16, Ampadu was called into the senior Wales squad ahead of their World Cup qualifier with Serbia. He was called up again on 1 November for friendlies against France and Panama, and made his debut on 10 November at the Stade de France, coming on as a 63rd-minute substitute for Joe Ledley in a 2–0 defeat.

In May 2021, Ampadu was selected for the Wales squad for the delayed UEFA Euro 2020 tournament. On 20 June, in the 55th-minute of Wales’ 1–0 defeat to Italy, he received a straight red card for a late challenge on Federico Bernardeschi, becoming the youngest player to receive one at the European Championships. In November 2022 he was named in the Wales squad for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

Jeremy Doku – Belgium

Jérémy Baffour Doku (born 27 May 2002) is a Belgian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Ligue 1 club Rennes and the Belgium national team.

Doku was born in Belgium and is of Ghanaian descent. Doku represented the Belgium U17s at the 2018 UEFA European Under-17 Championship.

He made his first appearance for the Belgian national team on 5 September 2020 against Denmark in the UEFA Nations League. Three days later, he scored his first goal for the Belgian national team in a 5–1 win against Iceland.

In the UEFA Euro 2020, held in June 2021, Doku was one of the substitutes for the Belgian national team in their group stage match against Denmark, and was included in the starting line-up for the subsequent game against Finland; he was again named to the starting 11 for Belgium’s quarter-final loss against Italy.

In November 2022, Doku was called up to the Belgium squad that would compete for the 2022 FIFA World Cup held in Qatar by manager Roberto Martinez.

Mohammed Muntari – Qatar

Muntari started his career in the Golden Lions Soccer Academy, owned by former Ghanaian international Nii Lamptey. He joined El Jaish in 2012. In July 2015, he signed a five-year deal with Lekhwiya.

Muntari was born and raised in Ghana, but early in his career moved to Qatar and became a naturalised citizen. He was called up to the Qatar national team in December 2014. He made his debut on 27 December 2014 in a friendly against Estonia, scoring his first goal.

Muntari scored Qatar’s first-ever World Cup goal during the 2022 FIFA World Cup against Senegal on 25 November 2022.

Jeremie Frimpong – Netherlands

Born in the Netherlands, Frimpong is of Ghanaian descent on his mother’s side. His family moved to England when he was seven years old. As such, he is eligible to play for the Netherlands, Ghana and England.

Frimpong has represented the Netherlands at under-19 youth international level, and made his international debut against Armenia U19 in November 2018. In November 2019, he made his under-20 debut.

In November 2022, Frimpong was included in the final selection of the Netherlands National Football Team for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Even though, according to an article on the NOS website, he does not speak a lot of Dutch, although he understands match talks and football language.

Memphis Depay – Netherlands

Memphis Depay was born in the small South Holland village of Moordrecht to a Ghanaian father, Dennis Depay, and a Dutch mother, Cora Schensema. It was not long, however, before the relationship between the two parents began to fall apart and when Memphis was four, his father walked out on the family.[6]

Since 2012, Memphis has dropped his last name to sever ties with his father: as he has remarked earlier, “Do not call me Depay, call me Memphis.”

Cody Gakpo – Netherlands

Gakpo was born in Eindhoven and raised in the district of Stratum. His father was born in Togo and has Ghanaian ancestry, while his mother is Dutch. In 2007, he moved to the youth academy of PSV, where he then progressed through all of the youth teams.

Richie Laryea – Canada

In May 2016, Laryea was called to Canada’s U23 national team for a pair of friendlies against Guyana and Grenada. Laryea scored in the opening match against Guyana.

Laryea received his first call up to the senior team on August 26, 2019, for two CONCACAF Nations League matches against Cuba. He made his debut in the first match on September 7, 2019. On March 25, 2021, Laryea scored his first goal for Canada in a 5–1 win over Bermuda in the team’s first 2022 World Cup qualifying match.

In June 2021, Laryea was named to Canada’s 60-man preliminary squad for the 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup. On July 1, he was named to the final 23-man squad.

In November 2022, Laryea was called up to the squad for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Laryea is of Ghanaian descent. His younger brother, Reggie Laryea, plays soccer for semi-professional team Vaughan Azzurri.