Yunus Musah explains why he chose United States national team over Ghana & England


The youngster has shed light on why he opted to represent the Yanks despite interest from Ghana Football Association

United States of America midfielder of Ghanaian descent Yunus Musah has revealed that he opted to represent them ahead of his parents’ country because of their ambitions.

Born and raised in New York to Ghanaian parents, Yunus, 18, was also moved England where he football desires and skills were nurtured in a world class standard.

Although, Ghana and England FA made an approach to snap him for their various junior national teams, Yunus opted to represent United States and he believes that was the best decision.

“It is a pride to go to the United States team. It is a group that I love to be with. It is a team that wants to do many things and we are sure to grow together,” Musah told Valencia’s media in an interview.

Yunus plies his trade with La Liga side Valencia and has swapped his jersey for the new season after recovering from an injury.

“There were 4 and 19. In England it is usual to wear 4, 8 or 10 if you play in the middle and since I already had 4 in England once, I thought about choosing 4,” he said.

“I am a midfielder. Last year I played on the wing. You have to play wherever and it is good to improve in many places and improve in many positions.

“With the lower categories of England I played in the middle and in the United States team, too. I really like to play in the middle, but if you have to play in another position, nothing happens


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