Francis Amuzu available to play for Ghana after completing eligibility switch from Belgium

Anderlecht winger Francis Amuzu is now eligible to play for Ghana after completing his nationality switch from Belgium.

Amuzu was born in Accra, Ghana but moved to Belgium at a very young age before joining the youth team of Anderlecht.

Despite playing for Belgium’s U19 and U21 sides, the 23-year-old had been on the radar of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) for a while.

The winger received his debut senior international call-up for Belgium in September 2021 for the UEFA Nations League games against Wales and Netherlands but failed to play a single minute.

In a letter to FIFA sighted by 3Sports, Amuzu explained: “the motivation behind this decision is that I deem it an obligation to play for my mother country since my parents are Ghanaian.”

It is believed that his relationship with Ghanaian midfielder Majeed Ashimeru played a key role in Amuzu making his decision to switch nationalities.

With the request granted, Amuzu will be looking forward to a first Black Stars call-up in March.

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By Owuraku Ampofo/3Sports/Ghana


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