Memphis Depay, a Ghana striker born in the Netherlands, turned down the opportunity to switch allegiances and play for the Black Stars because of his father. The 28-year-old was born in Moordrecht, the Netherlands, to Dennis Depay, a Ghanaian father, and Cora Schensema, a Dutch mother. Since Memphis Depay was ignored and abandoned by his father when he was a child, the European nation has been represented by Memphis Depay. Memphis Depay rejected declined an invitation from the Ghana Football Association to be nominated to the Black Stars team owing to the fact that his father is a Dutch national. In addition, the Barcelona striker was born to a Ghanaian father and a Dutch mother, making him eligible to represent the Black Stars of Ghana. Depay, a Ghanaian with dual citizenship in both Ghana and the Netherlands, however, opted to represent the European superpower, his nation of origin, rather than his own country.
Depay revealed in an interview with the BBC in 2021 that he had been abandoned by his father, Dennis Depay, when he was a child, which shocked many people.
His mother, Cora Schensema, was his primary caregiver from the time he was a child until he was an adult. “I will never be able to forgive him. Do not refer to me as Depay; instead, call me Memphis “According to Tribuna, Depay spoke to the BBC. “No, I don’t want to go into detail about what occurred at home because I don’t want to make anybody feel embarrassed of what happened.” And that’s how it will continue to be because I’ve already moved on,” Depay said.
Memphis Depay makes a trip to Ghana.
Depay, on the other hand, has established charitable organizations in Ghana to carry out a variety of tasks. On his first visit to the West African nation, he provided athletic equipment to the Cape Coast Deaf and Blind School as well as the Ghana Blind Sports Association, which were both located in Cape Coast.
Since then, Depay has returned to Ghana on a sporadic basis to continue his charitable work among the locals.