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18.02.2009 Football News

Man Utd Cofie opts for England

Manchester United teenager of Ghanaian descent John Cofie has opted to play for England instead of Ghana after accepting an invitation to the Under-16 team.

The 15-year-old also qualifies to play for Germany where he was born and for the West African country through his parents nationality.

According to a report in British tabloid newspaper The Daily Mirror, Manchester United wonder-kid John Cofie has chosen to represent England at international level.

The highly-rated striker was coveted by Liverpool and Chelsea before the Red Devils completed his signing from Burnley for an undisclosed fee in 2007.

Having been called up to the squad, Cofie could make his England Under-16 debut this week in a match against Germany.

Another prodigy at United who qualifies to play for Ghana but is yet to decide his international future is Danny Welbeck.

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