Eddie Nketiah, the Arsenal striker, expressed his delight at the news that Ghana has qualified for the World Cup to be held in Qatar in 2018.
Ghana has qualified for the World Cup in Russia ahead of their long-time rivals Nigeria, who will compete in the tournament later this year.
An Englishman of Ghanaian descent, Nketiah is 22 years old and has represented both the under-21 and senior national teams of his country.
As a result of the speculation surrounding his future, he has stated that he would be open to playing for either the Ghanaian national team or the England national team.
In an interview with The Beautiful Game Podcast, he expressed his delight at the prospect of having the Black Stars represent their country at the World Cup final in Russia.
“Ghana is where both of my parents are from. Without a doubt, it’s a possibility. If the opportunity arises, I would be interested in representing either Ghana or England.
In light of the fact that you are a Ghanaian, I am sure you are overjoyed that your country has qualified for the World Cup. My acquaintance with players such as Thomas [Partey] has made me happy for them,” says the author.
Eddie Nketiah’s contract with Arsenal expires at the end of the season, but he has not yet agreed to terms on a new deal with the Premier League club based in the capital.
Ghana has been assigned to Group H, which also includes the likes of Uruguay, South Korea, and Portugal, among other countries.