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Fast raising star Derrick Jones declares intention to play for Ghana

Philadelphia Union’s Ghanaian-born American midfielder,Derrick Jones Amaniampong has made his intentions known to play for the Black Stars having featured for USA’s U-20 side,Mynewsghana.net can report.

Jones,21, grew up in Ghana but has dual citizenship with the United States, after moving to the country at the age of 14,having had his colts stint with Kumasi based outfit King Faisal Babies.

He joined Major League Soccer side, Philadelphia Union Academy from Junior Lone Star FC in 2013 and immediately made an impact for the U-16s.

The budding midfielder in 2014–15, played 26 times with 21 starts for the Union U-18s, banging eight goals while helping lead the team to the United States Soccer Development Academy (USSDA) playoffs, where they finished second in group play.

“Is currently between Ghana and the US national.Which ever country takes up the first step to offer me my first senior national team call-up,l will have nothing doing but to accept it,” Derrick told Angel FM’s Michael Ashley Darko(Summer) in an exclusive interview.

The enterprising midfielder represented Ghana at the U-15 level but accepted to switch camps to represent USA’s U-20 in October 2016.

Source: Eric Annan//Mynewsghana.net


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