Manchester City winger Jeremy Doku, born in Antwerp to Ghanaian parents, proudly identifies himself as Ghanaian despite representing Belgium in his international career.
In a recent interview with Premier League TV, the 21-year-old, fluent in Twi, emphasized his deep connection to his parents’ homeland.
“I’m Ghanaian. My parents are also Ghanaians. I speak Twi, which is the language of Ghana. So I have to go back again because it’s been a long time,” Doku affirmed, expressing his eagerness to revisit Ghana.
Despite choosing to play for Belgium on the international stage, Doku’s admiration for Ghana remains evident. He disclosed having only visited Ghana twice, acknowledging the need to reconnect with his roots.
In addition to his cultural ties, the talented winger also expressed his fondness for Ghana’s unique attributes, particularly its language and music. “I like Ghana. I like the way they talk. I like the music,” he stated, highlighting the multifaceted appreciation he holds for his heritage.
He acknowledged that while his parents frequently visit their homeland, he hasn’t had the chance yet, stating, “I haven’t gone back yet, so I have to go.”
The Ghana Football Association reportedly made attempts to get the 21-year-old to play for Ghana but it didn’t work.