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2022 World Cup: Arsenal forward Eddie Nketiah closing in on Ghana switch

Published on: 08 April 2022

Wantaway Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah is seriously considering switching national allegiance to Ghana after the Black Stars qualified for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, GHANAsoccernet.com can report. 

The Ghana Football Association has made contact with the family of the Arsenal forward over a possible switch of international allegiance for the 22-year-old.

Born to Ghanaian parents in the United Kingdom, Nketiah has represented the country of his berth at the youth stage.

But with diminishing chances of representing the Three Lions of England at the international level, Nketiah's chances of playing at the World Cup appears brighter with Ghana.

Ghana are confident of convincing the youngster to play for the Black Stars after the West African giants secured their fourth appearance at the global tournament.

GHANAsoccernet.com understands  the young front man is weighing up the possibility of switching allegiance to Ghana amid.

The young footballer is British by birth. However, Eddie Nketiah parents are not from England.

They are Ghanaians. That also means Eddie Nketiah origin is Ghana, where he gets his ancestry.

The 22-year-old has made 17 appearances for England U21 and has scored 16 goals.

But Nketiah is still eligible to make a switch as he is more likely to play regularly for the Black Stars than for senior national team of England where there's an embarrassment of riches in his position.

Nketiah has also played for England at the U18, U19 and U20.

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