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Why I dropped my Ghanaian surname ‘Boateng’ – Georginio Wijnaldum finally explain

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Why I dropped my Ghanaian surname ‘Boateng’ - Georginio Wijnaldum finally explain

Netherlands international Georginio Wijnaldum has made sense of why he chose to drop his Ghanaian surname.

The 31-year-old used to be alluded to as Georginio Boateng in the beginning phases of his career before formally changing his surname.

Be that as it may, the PSG midfielder has his purposes behind exchanging surnames in the wake of putting his mom’s surname on his records.

As indicated by him, he acquired the name ‘Boateng’ from his stepfather yet chose to transform it after he separated from his mom.

“I need to put on record that I am currently Georginio Wijnaldum, not Georginio Boateng, as a matter of fact I have been known as George Wijnaldum for four years at this point,” the Dutchman said in a 2013 meeting, as cited by Goal.

“Boateng was the name of my previous stepfather who is connected with resigned Dutch footballer of Ghanaian-beginning George Boateng.”

He added: “My stepfather gave his surname to me however after he separated from my mom I got the Boateng off my name and accepted my mom’s name Wijnaldum as my surname.”

“My mom and my unique dad are Surinamese so individuals ought to get it clear.”

Wijnaldum is a Premier League, Ligue 1 and Champions League victor and has likewise been covered multiple times by the Netherlands.

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