Friday, December 4, 2009

Balotelli, star of Ghana?


Mario Balotelli is only 19 years but is already among the best strikers in Serie A. Associate of Inter Milan, Palermo native but now finds himself facing a wrenching choice. Deriving of Ghanaian parents, the national team the Black Stars is currently forcing to persuade the international trans Hope to meet its origins and prepare to compete in the World Cup in 2010 under the tunic of Ghana.

For several years, African nations seek to strengthen and never hesitate to come and explore many young players across Europe to try to play the paternal or maternal origin. Within the team of France, Bacary Sagna, Gomis Baf├ętimbi or Lassana Diarra had such all been approached early on by Senegal and Mali before being selected team of France.

Bad reputation in Serie A

And on the other side of the Alps is that Mario Balotelli defrays now chronic. These days, the striker from Inter Milan was especially well placed involuntarily victim, disliked he is by some Italian fans around the boot. When the green rectangle, the Nerazzurri are often targeted by opposing fans, who have no qualms against him chanting slogans and racial slurs.

So much so that the future of football across the Alps is shelved. Surfing on a probable discomfort of the player against his adopted country, AC Milan, Chelsea or Arsenal are well positioned with representatives of primary interest to arise in possible home land. Still very young Mario Balotelli is able to react to heat and let themselves go by feelings, currently shared between anger and sadness. Why did not he would consider a departure outside Italy in the winter transfer window in this case?

The Ghana revenge for Italy?

And why not it would send a strong signal to Italy, which was turning its back to answer the call of his roots, characterized these days by repeated demonstrations of the Ghanaian federation? Born in Palermo, Sicily, Ghanaian parents (Thomas and Rose Barwuah), Balotelli was then adopted, but still has his original nationality, despite naturalization occurred in August 2008.

Until then, Inter deemed somewhat vain and self-confident, to be annoying in the middle of football, has defended the Nazionale in hope, which makes him a potential Black Star . It was enough for Kwesi Nyatekyie, the federation president of Ghana, do come to new attempt to convince the player to play the next African Cup of Nations to be held in Angola from January 10 to 31 next, then the World Cup in South Africa.

According to the Gazzetta dello Sport, Milovan Rajevac, the coach of the Serbian national team is even now in Lombardy and hopes to meet with the Milanese. A priori, the Black Stars' hopes are in vain as Balotelli did not seem attracted to this challenge. But if the preferential treatment it receives in Serie A from the majority of tifosi continues, nothing says that the boy does not change His mind in the months to come ...

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