Eddie Nketiah fails to make England debut and remains eligible for Ghana

Ghana’s hope of convincing Arsenal forward Eddie Nketiah to play for the Black Stars could be renewed after the player failed to make an appearance for the Three Lions despite receiving his maiden call-up.

The 24-year-old had been pursued by officials from Ghana in a bid to convince him to represent the West African side which have been struggling to find prolific goalscorers after the retired Asamoah Gyan.

However, Nketiah who rose through the ranks of England’s junior national teams honoured an invitation by Gareth Southgate for their European Championship qualifiers in the current international break

However, the Arsenal forward has been overlooked in England’s two games against Ukraine and Scotland.

Nketiah was ommited from the matchday squad against Ukraine in the European qualifiers with three goalkeepers picked ahead of him in a game which ended 1-1.

The striker again warmed the bench for England in their international friendly against Scotland on Tuesday as the Three Lions won 3-1.

Nketiah, who has been approached by the Ghana Football Association (GFA) and people close to the GFA to play for the Black Stars, was born in England to Ghanaian parents. He is therefore eligible to change his mind with regard to international football with Ghana anticipating positive feedback just like the many other players who switched allegiances last year, including Tariq Lamptey and Inaki Williams.

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