Highly-talented Germany U17 attacker Razak Iddrisu will switch nationality to play for Black Stars, says his father Abu, a former Ghana U17 star striker.Abu Iddrisu, a member of the Ghana team that won the U17 World Cup in 1995 in Ecuador, has revealed that his son has no option than to play for Ghana.
Razak Iddrisu is one of Germany hottest striking prospects and has been touted as the next Jurgen Klinsmann because of power and precise finishing.Germany U17 attacker Razak Iddrisu could play for Ghana, says his father. The Wolfsburg player’s striking ability for the youth side of the Bundesliga club has led to his invitation to the Germany U17 team.
The 16-year-old, who looks just like his dad, was born in the port city of Tema in Ghana and he is on the verge of securing a professional contract with Wolfsburg. Now his father, who scored the winning goal for the Black Starlets to lift Ghana’s last U17 World Cup title, says his son will follow in his footsteps to play for the Black Stars.
“I want him to play for Ghana in future and surely he would do that, playing for Germany at the junior level would build him more,” Iddrisu told Goal.com.
Abu Iddrisu was a key member of the Ghana 1995 U17 team. Abu wore the No.9 jersey for Ghana
Despite his willingness to convince his son to play for his country of birth, Abu also warned the Ghana Football Association (GFA) to act quickly to secure his nationality switch.
“Presently, I have not talked about the Ghana national team with him but as time goes on I would do that whilst the GFA should also act fast to tie him down because the more he gets call ups from Germany the more he would develop much love for them.”
Abu Iddrisu was tipped as one of Ghana’s future stars after excelling atr the U17 World Cup in Ecuador.He secured a move to Germany to play for Leverkusen but a serious knee put paid to his ambitions of playing professional football.