I might play for Bulgaria – Ghana’s Bernard Tekpetey

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Ghanaian footballer, Bernard Tekpetey, has hinted that he may consider playing for the Bulgarian national team due to being continuously overlooked by the Black Stars.

Despite his impressive performances for Ludogorets in the Bulgarian top flight for the past four seasons, the 26-year-old forward has only had two opportunities to represent Ghana. These appearances came during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations, where he made a substitute appearance and started in the third-place playoff game.

Tekpetey has been in fine form this season, scoring 15 goals in all competitions, making him the second-highest scorer in Otto Addo’s 26-man squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers in June. He trails behind Mohammed Kudus, who has scored 18 goals.

Speaking on Game Plan on Joy FM, Tekpetey disclosed, “I think it might happen because I have a Bulgarian passport where I can switch to play. They contacted me, but I told them I need to discuss this with the family first. I come from Ghana, and I cannot do anything, and my mom is going to be unhappy. First, I need to speak with my mom.

“I know my mom loves and wishes for me to play in the national team. Even when my name was in the AFCON provisional squad and someone told her, she was happy. I just didn’t want to discuss at the moment with my mom. I just want to stay calm, play my game and see what is going to happen next.”

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