Eddie Nketiah has reportedly told Ghana that he won’t represent them at international level after his father was allegedly asked for money to obtain the call-up.
Nketiah is eligible to play for both Ghana and England, however, this latest report from Ghanaweb makes quite concerning claims about some involved with the Ghana FA.
“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 for financial gain before inviting the player to play for Ghana,” writes Ghanaweb.
“The father of the player refused to pay the money the said management committee members were demanding and flew back to his base in the United Kingdom.”
Nketiah reportedly met with Ghana coach James Kwesi Appiah back in 2018 in Iceland for talks about his international future. The forward allegedly told Appiah at that meeting that he is not interested in representing Ghana, hoping instead to receive a senior Three Lions call.
Ghana Sports Online claim that Nketiah’s family are furious at being asked for money to obtain an u17 invite three years ago and this has helped shape Nketiah’s desire to remain with the England national team set up.
So far, he represented England at u18, 19, 20 and 21 levels, scoring goals with every step up.