Ghana FA’s congratulatory message to Eddie Nketiah on Twitter after Arsenal’s FA cup triumph receives different reactions

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On Saturday, August 1, Arsenal defeated Chelsea 2-1 to win the FA Cup for the 14th time in their history, the most by a club in the competition’s history.

Gabonese international Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored twice for Arsenal, with Christian Pulisic grabbing the consolation goal for Chelsea.

England U-21 striker Eddie Nketiah, who is of a Ghanaian descendant was part of the team that achieved the feat, he came on in the 82nd minute for French striker Alexandre Lacazette.

The FA cup triumph was Nketiah’s second trophy of the season. He earned a winner’s medal after Leeds United won the Championship, the youngster spent the first half of the season on loan at Leeds.

Eddie Nketiah since returning from Leeds in January featured in 16 games in all competitions for Arsenal, scoring 4 times.

After the FA cup triumph, the Ghana Football Association (GFA) took to it official twitter handle to congratulate Nketiah after he had posted a group photo of the Arsenal team celebrating the trophy.

The congratulatory message which is believed by many to be a ploy by the Ghana FA to get the youngster to play for Ghana received different reactions, with many suggesting Nketiah should snub Ghana and feature for England.

Nketiah 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.

If it could be recalled, erstwhile Black Stars manager Kwesi Appiah in January 2019 divulged that Nketiah has turned down the chance to play for Ghana.

It would indeed take more than just a tweet to convince him to play for Ghana.

Below are some reactions from Twitter:

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