According to GHANAsoccernet.com, the Ghana FA is in discussions with seven dual-nationality players to switch nationalities and play for the Black Stars in the 2022 World Cup.
Ghana qualified for the Qatar World Cup and will compete in Group H against Portugal, Uruguay, and Korea Republic.
Before the World Cup in November, the Ghana FA is working around the clock to persuade some of these crucial players.
Chelsea’s Callum Hudson Odoi
Chelsea player Callum Hudson-Odoi, who is a priority on the list, has reportedly obtained his passport ahead of his nationality move to play for the Black Stars, according to sources in the media.
Born in the city of London, England, Hudson-Odoi is a winger who has both English and Ghanaian citizenship thanks to his Ghanaian father.
He has already played three matches for England’s A squad, although FIFA regulations allow players under the age of 21 to switch national teams after playing up to three A matches.
Arsenal’s Eddie Nketiah
The Arsenal striker is also being spoken about for the World Cup. Nketia has played for England at the junior level but not at the senior level.
Brighton’s Tariq Lamptey
The Ghana Football Association is also pursuing Tariq Lamptey for the 2022 World Cup.
The Ghana FA and former coach Otto Addo have contacted the 22-year-old about a potential nationality move. Lamptey has played youth football for England and is eligible to play for the Black Stars.
Southampton’s Mohammed Salisu
Despite being denied call-ups to the national team, the Ghana FA has not given up on the center-back. In an interview, interim Black Stars coach Otto Addo said that Mohammed Salisu would join the national team when he is ready.
Atletico Bilbao’s Inaki Brothers
According to reports, the Ghana FA is also interested in signing the Atletico Bilbao Inaki twins to bolster the team’s assault ahead of the World Cup. Inaki recently retweeted a message on the Black Stars’ World Cup draw, fueling rumors of a nationality swap on social media.
Frankfurt’s Ansgar Knauf
The Ghana Football Association is also persuading Ansgar Knauf (20), who is on loan from Borussia Dortmund in Germany to Frankfurt. The information has been passed on to the players.
One of the assistant coaches for the Black Stars squad during the 2022 World Cup playoffs, George Boateng, has asked the Ghana FA to target dual-nationality Ghanaians in Europe ahead of the World Cup.
“Everyone recognizes that there are several outstanding players in Europe who deserve to represent Ghana. It is the responsibility of the Ghana Football Association to make an attempt “he said
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