Former Inter and AC Milan striker, Mario Balotelli has rallied behind the Black Stars as they compete in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.

Mario Balotelli was born to Ghanaian parents but was brought up by Italian parents and chose to play for the Italian national team after he turned down an offer from Claude Le Roy in 2007 to play for the Black Stars.

READ MORE: AFCON 2017

The 26-year-old striker, who played for Italy in the 2012 European Championship and 2014, however, has been passionate about the Black Stars in recent time and have publicly come to to show his support.

READ MORE: Video

Ghana finished second in group D of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations, following a 0-1 defeat agaisnt Egypt in their final group game

READ MORE: Video

And before Ghana's game against Egypt, Mario Balotelli, who is currently on loan at Nice in the French Ligue 1 from Liverpool tweeted to inspire the Black Stars.

[No available link text]