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Eddie Nketiah Rejects Playing For Black Stars



Arsenal youngster, Eddie Nketiah has turned down the chance on playing for Ghana at the senior level despite interest to have him represent the Black Stars.

Reports say, Kwesi Appiah, who is the head coach of the national team met Nketiah but insisted on his desire to represent England.

The highly-rated forward has been a sensation for Arsenal and his goal-scoring prowess is something any national team will be hoping to tap in.

However, sources close to the family say the father of the striker travelled to Ghana to engage the technical team and some management members of the team under the then Kwesi Nyantakyi's led administration demanded financial gain before inviting the youngster to play for Ghana but 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.

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