Arsenal and England’s youth star Edward Keddar Nketiah has told Black
Stars coach James Kwesi Appiah that he is not interested in playing for
Ghana. According to reports, Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah met with the
19-year-old in Iceland somewhere in 2018 and held talks with him
concerning his international future.
But, the striker reportedly told the Ghana head coach he is not
interested in playing for Ghana for now as he seeks to pursue an
international career with England.
Primenewsghana’s sources have confirmed that the striker told coach
bluntly that he is not interested in playing for Ghana during the said
meeting in Iceland.
A further probe confirms that the family of the striker are livid with
the Ghana FA after the rejected the player for the Ghana U-17 team about
three years ago.
According to our sources, the father of the striker travelled to Ghana
to engage the technical team and some management members of the team
demanded financial gain before inviting the player to play for Ghana.
The father of the player, Mr Nketiah refused to pay the money the said
management committee members were demanding and flew back to his base in
the United Kingdom.
It is understood that the events have shaped up the thought patterns of
the striker’s family who are now opposed to the idea of switching his
nationality to play for Ghana.
Nketiah has scored 18 goals for England at U18, U19, U20 and U21 levels
and is highly rated by technical members of the England national team.