Deputy Black Stars captain, Thomas Partey has revealed that he is ready to welcome Ghanaian players born abroad to the national team ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
The leadership of the Ghana Football Association are busily in talks with a number of Ghanaian players with European allegiance to switch nationality and represent the four-time African Champions.
Leading among the names that have sprung up are Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi, Brighton’s Tariq Lamptey and Arsenal’s Eddie Nketiah.
Despite accepting to welcome them, the Arsenal star insists they have to be committed to their decision.
“Everybody has their career, you can’t push somebody to do something they are not ready to do so if they come, they are welcome because we really need them, we need all the players – everyone ready to play for Ghana, we need them and we are very much happy to receive whoever is ready to play for Ghana,” Thomas Partey said as quoted by JoySports.
Thomas Partey is currently nursing an injury that has prevented him from being part of the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.
Reports in the Ghanaian media on Monday 6th, June 2022 indicated that Inaki Williams and his junior brother Nico Williams are currently in Ghana for holidays and will meet top officials of the GFA to finalise talks about ttheir nationality switch.