Edward Nketiah Snr. has stated that the news that the news swirling around that he’s preventing his son from representing Ghana are ‘made up’.
Earlier this week, one Vincent Owusu Appiah who claims to be the uncle of the Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah said in an interview with Wontumi Sports that the father of the player is not ready to allow his son feature for Ghana at any level.
“Eddie Nketiah’s father doesn’t want the boy to play for Ghana because of how some foreign players are treated”, he told Wontumi radio.
“The structures of Ghana football is not good, it’s part of the reasons why Eddie Nketiah’s father doesn’t want the boy to play for Ghana”.
“Eddie Nketiah’s main target is to settle in Arsenal, before he focuses on either playing for Black Stars or The Three Lions of England”, he added.
“Kurt Okraku has contacted the father of Eddie Nketiah but the Father is not willing to let his son play for the Ghana Black Stars or even the Black Starlets of Ghana.”
He continued: “The GFA President Kurt Okraku should travel to London and have a meeting with the family and the player himself before I think an agreement can be reached.”
Reacting to the news, Eddie Nketiah Snr. in an interview with Saddick Adams has distanced himself from the claims, stating that they are “made up”.
He added that he hasn’t spoken to anyone about Nketiah and doesn’t know the so-called “uncle” Vincent Owusu Appiah.
Eddie Nketiah Snr, father of @Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah, tells me reports about him preventing his son from playing for Ghana are "made up".
Says he hasn't spoken to anyone about Eddie and doesn't know the so-called "uncle" Vincent Owusu Appiah who spoke to media pic.twitter.com/jeCJK5uLwd
— Saddick Adams (@SaddickAdams) August 7, 2020
Eddie Nketiah recently won the FA cup with Arsenal. He has played for England at the U18, U19, U20 and U21 levels. He was part of the U21 team that won the Toulon Tournament in 2018.