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05.12.2007 Football News

Norwegian keeper opts for Ghana

By Ibrahim Sannie
Norwegian keeper opts for Ghana

Goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey Larsen has opted to play international football for Ghana instead of his country of birth, Norway.The 19-year-old, who plays for top Norway side Stromgodset, has turned down invitations to play for the European country's under-20 side.

Kwarasey, whose father hails from Navrongo in the Upper East region of Ghana, says he turned down the opportunity to play for Norway because he prefers the West African country.

"It is true that my mum is a Norwegian but it has always being a dream for me to play in the colours of Ghana," Kwarasey told BBC Sport.

"Even though I have not received a call-up from Ghana so far, I am patient and will wait for the opportunity.

"I went to Ghana some years ago as a kid and after playing with the other kids there I resolved to play for my fatherland.

"I watch the matches of the Ghana national teams and I think the style of play is attractive and will also enhance my career.

"I thank Norway for giving me the opportunity to develop my talent but Ghana is the choice for me."