Chelsea young star wants to play for Somali national team
The 19-year-old Chelsea striker Feruz Islam has said he wants to play for Somali soccer national team, ocean stars.
Feruz who previously turned down invitations to join up with Under-19 squads of Scotlanddeclared a desire to play for Somalia, the nation he fled aged just 10 before becoming a teenage sensation at Celtic FC.
Chelsea hit kid has turned his back on Scotland after pulling out of yet another youth squad while fully fit.
The talented striker, who was born in Somalia but grew up in Glasgow, was wanted by Scotland Under-19 boss Ricky Sbragia to take part in the European Championship Elite Round in England.
But Feruz made it clear he had no intention of turning up for international duty and will instead play for Chelsea.
Record Sport reported that the Scotland Football Association have become increasingly frustrated at his lack of desire to play for Scotland and growing interest for country of birth Somalia.
The highly-rated teenager was born in Somalia but after his family sought asylum in Glasgow he signed for Celtic.
He made his Parkhead debut as a 14-year-old in Tommy Burns’s Memorial Match and featured for Scotland’s Under-17 side at the same age – after former SFA chief executive Gordon Smith fought for a change in FIFA’s guidelines to accommodate players like Feruz who had five years education in this country.
Dutchman Wotte has previously likened Feruz to ex-Brazil superstar Romario and believes he is one of Scotland’s top prospects.