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09.03.2006 Football News

Germans hail Boateng

Germans hail Boateng
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Hertha Berlin manager, Dieter Hoeness, has praised Ghanaian born striker, Kevin-Prince Boateng, for turning down overtures from Ghana and rather opting to play for Germany.

According to the Berlin manager, it would have been a big pity for German football had Boateng decided to play for Ghana.

Kevin Boateng who has featured for the German under-21 team turned down an offer to play for Ghana at the World Cup finals later this year.

The 18-year-old striker said his decision to play for Germany was a difficult choice.

Boateng has a Ghanaian father and German mother and was born in Germany, where he has lived all his life.

Last year, he played for the German Under-19 side that reached the semi-final of the European Under-19 Championships.

Boateng thus follows the footsteps of Gerald Asamoah who features for the German national team.

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