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Meet Jérémy Doku. The Belgian International whose parents are from Ghana.


Most of the times, the names of a person, especially surname, determines where a person comes from. The names can give a clue of the country, region or tribe of the person without having to ask.

This phenomenon is peculiar in Africa especially, where the likes of Boateng, Gyan, Appiah, Mensah, Acheampong, Annan in most cases can be traced to Ghana.

What about Doku? Yes. The name sounds Ghanaian and is indeed a Ghanaian name. The sound of Doku rings a Ghanaian origin bell in the ears and so it may seem strange to hear a "Doku" plays for an European team in the ongoing European tournament.

The name of Doku was mentioned one too many times as he produced a blustering performance against Italy in the Quarter Final of the tournament.


Who is Jérémy Doku.

Jérémy Doku was born on the 27 th day of May 2002 to his mother, Belinda Doku and father, David Doku, in Antwerp, Belgium. That makes his a Belgian by birth, despite having Ghanaian parents.

As a results, the possibility of Doku playing for the Black Stars of Ghana was not downplayed by the Ghanaian FA amid reports of possibly talks with the youngster to consider switching his allegiance to play for the Balck Stars of Ghana instead of the Red Devils of Belgium. Doku had already featurd in the U15, 16, 17 and 21 levels of the Belgian team at the time.

As it stands, we might have to look elsewhere because there is no chance of Jérémy Doku playing for the Black Stars of Ghana, after playing for Belgium and delivery a fantastic performance in the EURO 2020 tournament.

Jérémy Doku's Belgium have been knocked out of the tournament. He plays his clubs football currently at as a forward for Ligue 1 club Rennes In France.

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