Ghana FA working on nationality switch of Elvis Manu after Dutch star shows up GFA headquarters

Elvis Manu in action for Netherlands against Portugal

Elvis Manu in action for Netherlands against Portugal

By El Akyereko Frimpong 
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The Ghana Football Association is fervently working on the nationality switch for Feyenoord star Elvis Manu who holds a Dutch passport. 

The 21-year-old attacker has represented the Netherlands at various youth levels and the West Africans must go through a stipulated FIFA processes to enable him switch his nationality.

Manu, who has represented the Oranjes at various youth levels including the U21s, has openly declared his interest for representing country of his parents at senior level.

The attacker has also reportedly dodged a couple of attempts by Netherlands head coach Guus Hiddink to try and draft him into his squad. can confirm the Ghana FA has already began the process of legitimizing the player to play for Ghana.

Just before officials at the FA left for the AFCON 2015 tournament in Equatorial Guinea, Manu showed up at the GFA’s headquarters in Accra with radio journalist Charles Osei Asibey to discuss issues related to his switch.

“I can confirm that Manu came to the GFA headquarters just before they left for the AFCON tournament and he came with a popular radio journalist who was leading him,” a source close to the GFA told

“As to what transpired in there when they went inside I cannot say but it is believed that they have started working on his switch,” he added.

Manu has been the main-man for Feyenoord this season in the Eredivisie and in Europe after scoring eight (8) goals in just over 20 games.

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