Arsenal star Eddie Nketiah reveals readiness to play for Ghana ahead of World Cup

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The Gunners forward has admitted that he could switch nationality and represent Ghana at the 2022 Fifa World Cup

Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah has finally revealed that he could switch nationality to play for Ghana after several attempts by Ghana Football Association.

The 21-year-old was born in England to Ghanaian parents and although he has represented England at youth level, he is still eligible to play for the West African giants through descent.

Ghana’s interim coach Otto Addo and technical advisor Chris Hughton have been combing around the world in search of talents to add to the already existing squad as the Black Stars prepare to partake in the 2022 Fifa World Cup to be staged in Qatar.

The Black Stars have been pitted in Group H alongside Portugal, South Korea and Uruguay.

“Of course it is a possibility. I’m open to both, playing for Ghana and playing for England as well,” Nketiah told The Beautiful Game podcast when quizzed about joining the Black Stars soon.

“It’s always good to have the opportunity to potentially do that. Both of my parents are from Ghana and I know some of the players like Thomas Partey so it will be cool.

“I’m also happy for them to have qualified to play in the 2022 Fifa World Cup,” he added.

Nketiah, if concluded, will join Denis Odoi and Emmanuel Gyasi as the players who switched nationality recently to play for Ghana.

Chelsea midfielder Callum Hodson-Odoi is also a player Ghana Football Association is keeping tabs on to switch his nationality.

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