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I was approached by Algeria to switch nationality- Maxwell Baakoh

According to Baakoh, there were talks to include him in the Algeria CHAN team

Former Asante Kotoko winger, Maxwell Baakoh has revealed approach by Algerian officials to switch nationality and play for their national team.

According to Baakoh, there were talks to include him in the Algeria CHAN team for the African Nations Championship (CHAN) tournament, which they hosted earlier this year.

“During the first round [of the Algerian league], our video analyst who also works with the national team called the head coach to ask me if I will love to play for Algeria, and this was ahead of the CHAN tournament”, Baakoh told Pure FM.

Despite the approach to lure him to switch nationality, Maxwell Baakoh believes his desire is to play for Ghana in the near future.

“I am a Ghanaian, and my ambition is to play for the Black Stars, and I know I will surely play for the Ghana national team,” Baakoh affirmed, affirming his loyalty to Ghana’s national football team.

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Maxwell Baakoh joined Algerian side USM Khenchela in August 2022 after leaving Egyptian outfit Ceramica Cleopatra.

The former Karela United starman has been a sensation since joining the Algerian club thus the North African country wanting him to switch nationality.

Baakoh has made 25 appearances for USM Khenchela, scoring five goals with huge impact in the team.

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