Germany-born of Ghanaian descent, Christopher Antwi-Adjei, has made his Black Stars debut in the team’s 1-0 win over Sao Tome and Principe in the 2021 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers today.
Antwi-Adjei came on for Samuel Owusu in the 72nd minute to enjoy 18 minutes of play as the senior national team move top of Group C following two consecutive victories in the qualifiers.
The debut means the Paderborn striker would be ineligible to play for his country of birth having switched nationality to play for the country of his parents.
The midfielder follows several lists of players who decided to feature for Ghana despite having the chance to play for their respective countries of birth such as Kevin Prince Boateng, Quincy Owusu-Abeyie, Jeffery Schlupp, Kwesi Appiah and Andy Yiadom among others.
Meanwhile, Ghana is expected to qualify for the next edition of the continental tournament as they look to end their 37-year wait for the AFCON title.
Coach Kwasi Appiah’s side must work tirelessly to ensure they qualify to the continent’s flagship competition which is slated for 2021 in Cameroun.