Ghanaian midfielder Enock Adu Kofi has expressed his regret for turning down an offer to represent the Denmark national team with the hope of playing for Ghana instead which never happened.
Despite being at his peak and consistently performing well abroad, Adu Kofi’s dream of representing Ghana on the international stage in competitive matches materialised. The midfielder disclosed that he was consistently snubbed by the technical team of the Black Stars, leading him to reflect on the missed opportunity to play for Denmark.
The 33-year-old revealed that he was approached to play for Denmark in the past but opted to wait for Ghana.
“When I was playing for FC Nordsjaelland, Denmark spoke to me about switching nationality to play for them but I declined because I was at my peak and I was hoping to earn a call-up to play for the Black Stars,” the 33-year-old told Kumasi-based Pure FM.
Adu Kofi’s decision, however, didn’t yield the desired result according to him as he got consistently snubbed by the technical team of the Black Stars.
Expressing his disappointment, Adu Kofi admitted that he sometimes feels sadness and regret about his decision, especially considering the level of neglect he has encountered from the Ghanaian national team.
“Yeah. Sometimes when it comes to mind, I feel sad because I was hoping to play for Black Stars which did not happen so I sometimes regret it.”
“It is really painful and sometimes you will feel it,” Adu Kofi said in an interview with Kumasi-based Pure FM.
“Because all the time you play 90 minutes, you would think, ‘You are really doing well,’ and you’d think they will call you for you to showcase what you’ve got.”
“Sometimes, my only encouragement is maintaining my level and playing 90 minutes always and hoping that they will call me one day,” Adu Kofi added.
The Ekenäs IF midfielder has featured for several clubs in Europe including OGC Nice in the French Ligue and Club Brugge in the Belgian Pro League.
Meanwhile, Adu Kofi featured six times for the Black Starlet while making a 20-minute appearance for the senior team under former coach Avram Grant in his only appearance.