Ghana and Besiktas midfielder Kelvin-Prince Boateng is eyeing a return to the Black Stars after revealing in an Intagram chat, his regrets with how events unfolded during his stint with the senior national team.
The German born Ghana international joined his brother Jerome Boateng in an Instagram Live Chat on Friday, where, in the course of their personal discussions, he spoke about quiet a number of issues. The former AC Milan star sweitched nationality from Germany to Ghana prior to the 2010 FIFA World Cup finals in South Africa, where he featured and scored for the Black Stars of Ghana.
The entertaining midfield has since had a bitter-sweet relationship with the national team and its controllers, extending to the entire Ghanaian population, who have had concerns with his level of respect for the team, commitment and availability.
Kelvin has not featured for Ghana since 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil, where he and Sulley Muntari were sent home from camp for an alleged indiscipline and disrespect for the then head coach of the Black Stars, James Kwasi Appiah and other management committee members of senior national team.
Ghanaians have had divided opinions as to whether the Serie A, La liga winner’s services are needed in the team, but in a conversation via Instagram Live Chat with his brother, Jerome Boateng, the 33-year old expressed his wish for another chance to return to the national team during which he hopes to make amends to correct all wrongs.
“With the national team, I didn’t like the way it ended because they gave me so much. But you never know, maybe I can go back and play one more time again”, Kelvin told his brother, touching on his relationship with the national team.
With former Ghana and Wolfsburg skipper Charles Kwabena Akonnor as the current head coach of the Black Stars, it’s left to been seen whether Kelvin will be considered back into the team when football resumes from the COVID-19 suspension.