Ex-Ghana goalkeeper Adam Larsen Kwarasey has shared some advice to all players who wish to switch nationality to first play for the Black Stars of Ghana.
The 34-year-old was born in Norway but became a Ghana international in 2011 and went on to make 24 appearances for the West African nation.
Kwarasey also played for Ghana at the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) and the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
Like the former goalkeeper, some players who were born in Europe have expressed interest in playing for the Black Stars ahead of the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
The Ghana FA is currently on the radar of England-born players Callum Hudson-Odoi, Tariq Lamptey and Eddie Nketiah.
There is also interest in Spain-born Inaki Williams and his younger brother Nico Williams, who currently play for Athletic Bilbao.
Kwarasey has, however, advised the aforementioned to represent Ghana because they want to, and not because they were rejected by the countries of their birth.
“They need to come for the right reason I’ll say. I know they probably want to experience the World Cup but I hope they come because they want to represent Ghana and not because they were not selected by another country,” he told Joy Sports.
The shot-stopper cautioned that players who were born and played outside Ghana must adapt quickly to the system when they join the team
“I think that’s number one – they need to be there because they want to play their hearts out for Ghana. Number two is hard because it’s been a while since I have been around, so I don’t really know how things are done in camp, but adjust quickly and do your best basically.”
Kwarasey currently has no club he plays for.