A Ghanaian coach based in the United Kingdom, Freddy Twum says that Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah will play for the Black Stars ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
The English-born Ghanaian who has represented England at the youth level recently revealed in an interview that that he will sit down with his family and assess his international future at the end of the season.
Freddy Twum is a personal trainer of the Arsenal striker and says that the young striker will play for Ghana very soon.
“At some point, Eddie Nketiah will come but I hope it will be before the World Cup", Twum told Accra-based radio station Happy FM.
"When he comes it will really help the Black Stars. Jordan Ayew is fading out and if (Nketiah) comes it will really help us”.
Ghana's biggest problem during the World Cup qualifiers and even at the 2021 AFCON was their lack of a potent attacking threat with the likes of Jordan Ayew, and others rarely scoring with Andre Ayew emerging as the top scorer for the team with a paltry three goals during the World Cup qualifiers.
The 22 year old striker was born in Lewisham- England to Ghanaian parent but currently plays for the English U-21 where he has 17 caps with 16 goals at that level but is yet to make an appearance for the Three Lions.
Nketiah is open to the idea of playing for Ghana at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar as its his best shot of a World Cup appearance.
With England, there is a long queue of attacking talents where the youngster will struggle to break through as he is presently a fringe player at Arsenal making just 12 appearances all season from the substitute's bench.
Talks have taken place in the past between the Ghana FA and the family of the 22 year old striker when C.K Akonnor was in charge of the Black Stars, he visited the player and held talks with his family in UK but the GFA have resurrected the talks with Ghana's World Cup qualification.
The Black Stars are also making similar approaches for Brighton and Hove Albion full-back Tariq Lamptey, Ajax striker Brian Brobbey, Chelsea's Callum Hudson-Odoi, Inaki Williams among several other players born in the diaspora.