Ghana midfielder Kevin Prince Boateng has retired from international football after playing for the country for just 18 months, Socceringhana can reveal.The 24-year-old, who plays for AC Milan, told the Ghana FA of his decision to quit the national team, citing too many injuries in his career.
The AC Milan player says he want to concentrate on his career with the Italian side.The Ghana FA will release statement later on Friday to confirm Boateng’s decision to quit the Black Stars.Boateng, who was born in Germany, switched nationality to play for the Black Stars at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.After much controversy, he opted to play for Ghana in time for the 2010 World Cup and starred as the side reached the quarter-finals of the competition.
However, having helped Milan to win the Serie A title in 2010-11, he has now chosen to focus his attentions on his Italian club.
A statement read: ”The Ghana Football Association has received a letter from player Kevin Prince-Boateng on his decision to resign from the senior national team, the Black Stars.”According to Kevin, the physical demands of playing for both club and country at high levels are taking a toll on his health.”The player also explained that in order to remain healthy and stay off any injuries, he has consulted his doctors and family over the matter and has decided to take the decision to excuse himself from national duties since he is on a special training that he has to interrupt to honour national invitations.
”The Ghana Football Association is yet to take a position on the decision of Kevin Prince Boateng.”
He was then playing for English side Portsmouth but after playing with the Black Stars at the World Cup he sealed the lucrative move to AC Milan.Boateng earned nine caps for the Black Stars and scored one goal.