Sierra Leone has pulled a fast one on their West African neighbors, Ghana by convincing midfielder, Samuel Kwaku Bekoe to switch nationality.
The central midfielder popularly known as “Eto’o, joined Sierra Leone club, FC Johansson in 2019 and has since endeared himself to the club’s fans and the country with spellbinding performances.
Bekoe, who grew up playing football around Town Counsel Line Park in Accra, will now represent Sierra Leone at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations to be held in Cameroon next year.
According to the Sierra Leone Football Association, all documentations have been formalized to make the 24-year-old Bekoe a full Leone Star.
A press release by the SLFA indicates that, the Ghana Football Association has equally consented to the player’s decision to switch allegiance and represent Sierra Leone.
Below is the press release by the Sierra Leone Football Association on Samuel Bekoe’s nationality switch.
Samuel Bekoe previously played for now relegated Inter Allies in the 2019 Ghana Premier League before having trials in Austria with Red Bull Salzburg.
In the past weeks, Ghana lost former West Africa Football Academy [WAFA] central defender, Kennedy Kofi Boateng to the Togo National team. Boateng’s experience has seen him play for LASK Linz and SV Ried of Austria but currently laces his boots for Portugal club, Santa Clara.
Prior to Kennedy Boateng deciding to turn up for the Squirrels of Togo, former Ghana junior and youth international, Arago Jamal switched to play for Liberia and has been part of their squad for the penultimate and the final 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.
Earlier this week, Ghanasoccernet reported that another talent, Isaac Nuhu of Belgium Jupiler League club, KAS Eupen is likely to ditch Ghana to represent Qatar.