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Ghana’s pursuit of Eddie Nketiah in danger after fine Arsenal form

Published on: 24 January 2023


Ghana’s desire to persuade Eddie Nketia to switch nationality from England and play for the Black Stars of Ghana is likely to hit a snag with the player hitting a rich vein of form for his club side Arsenal.

The British born player with Ghanaian roots has been courted by the Ghana FA for the last couple of years.

When Ghana qualified to World Cup the FA intensified its charm offensive but Nketiah asked for more time before making a firm decision about the nationality switch.

However, with the player in terrific form for his club side, there are concerns that the English FA will finally hand the 23-year-old a senior debut to cap him and make it impossible for him to play for Ghana.

Nketiah has enjoyed a consistent spell for Arsenal since striker Gabriel Jesus got injured while at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

He has scored six goals in his six appearances for the Gunners in the league.

Over the weekend, he scored a brace to help Arsenal beat Manchester United 3-2 at the Emirates.

Nketiah second goal which came in the 90th minute of the game sent the Gunners five points clear at the summit of the English Premier League table after 19 games.

Ghana in the last few months has succeded in convincing the likes of Inaki Williams, Tariq Lamptey, Dennis Odoi, Mohammed Salisu and a few others to accept to play for Ghana.

Callum Hudson-Odoi and Eddie Nketiah remain high on the wish list of the GFA to naturalize for Ghana.


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