Arsenal’s Eddie Nketiah acquires Ghanaian passport
Eddie Nketiah has disclosed interest to play for Ghana Black Stars. Born and raised in London to Ghanaian parents, the Arsenal forward is eligible to represent the West African side.
Black Stars over the past few months have been in contact with most Ghanaian players based abroad with the motive of luring them into the national team.
Talks have began with wide range of players and Eddie Nketiah is no exception.
The Arsenal man in recent interview has given Ghana hopes, after admitting he’s likely to play for Ghana Black Stars.
In the exclusive interview (The Beautiful Game), Eddie Nketiah revealed he will play for the Black Stars when it becomes possible.
“My club situation is priority first. At the moment my full focus is on my club (Arsenal) and making sure I sort out things for next season.
“Once that is finished then I can sit down and have a discussion with my family. It is open to both [England & Ghana] and I am not closing the door to anything.”
Will Eddie Nketiah play for Ghana at the 2022 world cup?
“My parents are both Ghanaians. It is a possibility. I am open to both playing for Ghana or England. Being from Ghana, you are obviously happy they have qualified for the world cup.
“I know players like Thomas Partey, so I am happy for them.”
It been reported that he has already acquired a Ghanaian passport, as he edges closer Black Stars.
Just like the Arsenal man, Ghana Football Association is also on the chase for the likes of Cullum Hudson-Odoi, Mohammed Salisu, the Williams brothers among others to play for Ghana.
Eddie Nketiah is now moving closer to switch allegiance from England and play for Ghana Black Stars.