Former Club Brugge midfielder Enock Adu Kofi has revealed his advice to compatriot Kingsley Sarfo against choosing to represent Ghana over Sweden – a country the latter had spent the majority of his football career.
Adu Kofi who also played in the Swedish League and for Malmo FF earlier before Sarfo joined the same team has bemoaned his inability to make it to Black Stars call-ups despite his remarkable performances back then.
Due to that, he admits to telling Sarfo to ditch Ghana for Sweden. However, the 28-year-old accepted a call-up back in 2017 under former Black Stars coach Kwesi Appiah and featured in a crucial World Cup qualifier against Uganda.
“I remember Kingsley Sarfo came to me and asked, ‘Senior do you think I should play for Ghana or Sweden?’ I advised him to play for Sweden but I didn’t know why he played for (Ghana),” he told Pure FM.
Adu Kofi’s advice as he revealed was inspired by persistent rejection on the part of the Black Stars technical team which ignored him despite his outstanding performances with Danish giants FC Nordsjaelland.
The 33-year-old expressed his regret for choosing Ghana despite an approach from the Denmark national team and didn’t want his countryman to face a similar disappointment.
“Yeah, Denmark tried, but I was young that time (I only wanted to play for Ghana) and I was at my peak. I was playing Champions League and Europa League so I was very confident that something like that (playing for Ghana) would happen but….”
“Sometimes I get worried, but because I feel that I deserve it.”