There has over the years been news outbreaks about the ordeal up and coming football players go through in Africa with their desire to represent their countries of descent.
Tariq Lamptey of African descent in his quest to reaching the top made similar revelations about why his father choose a different national team for the young winger. With Ghana showing interest in his talent, his father in an open interview made claims of the previous football associations effort to extort money from him before allowing him a national assignment.
Notably, this incidence has caused may youngsters to sort after different nationalities where they feel wanted for their talent without any form of exchange in their showcase.
Paris Saint-Germain superstar and France world cup winner Kylian Mbappe added his bit after his constant connection with one of the African giants Camero.
The football sensation tabled his displeasure in his ties and reiterated he is French and nothing else.
“I am not a Cameroonian. I am a French man. At the beginning of my career, when I was still in the shadows, my father contacted Fecafoot to give me a chance to play with the Cameroon national team. They demanded a huge sum of money from us for me to be able to play for the team. My father who was disgusted by their attitude then turned to France, this France that has given me a chance to show the world what I am capable of. Today that I have become the most expensive player in the world, Cameroon now calls me and attribute to a nationality which is not mine. I am French and I will remain French.” Kylian Mbappe
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