Ghana international Najeeb Yakubu is being chased by Ukraine to switch his nationality, Sportscorna.com can exclusively confirm.
The Ukrainian Association of Football have approached Ghana youth Right-Back Najeeb Yakubu to switch his allegiance to play for Ukraine.
Sportscorna.com understand that,The former Black Starlets Right Back has been monitored by the Ukrainian Association of Football (UAF) following his explosive performance and the Player has officially Open to switch his nationality to feature for The Yellow and Blue lads.
The Vorskla defender in an interview with the Bombardir YouTube channel said that he wants to play in the Ukrainian national team, as well as declaring his love for the country.
“Yes, I want to become the first black player in the Ukrainian national team. I want to. “
“If there is such an opportunity, I will certainly agree.”
“I just want to, I like it in your country. Ukraine is my second home.”
“Ghana is the home where I grew up. But … I love Ukraine, “Glory to Ukraine.” And one more thing: “I’m a fine lad.”
“Here, I have friends. There is Gio – the U-20 world champion.
“If I am called in three years (when it will be possible to obtain Ukrainian citizenship), I will agree.”
“Of course, I want to help Shevchenko’s team and there is no turning back,” Yakubu said.
He is regarded as one of the highly-rated U-21 Full-back in European football following his dazzling performances on his new role as a Left-wing-back.
The 20-year-old last year extended his contract with Vorskla for another four years.
He has been in fine form since arriving at the club three seasons ago from Newtown Youth.
He has played 12 times for Vorskla Poltava in the Ukrainian top-flight.
The former Ghana U17 defender was part of the Black Starlets team that made the quarterfinals of 2017 FIFA U17 World Cup in India.
He was also part of the Ghana U20 team at the 2019 all Africa Games in Rabat, Morocco.