English-born striker, Antoine Serlom Semenyo, has agreed to play for Ghana against Nigeria in the African qualifying playoff games in March. The Bristol City player is of Ghanaian heritage and was born in Chelsea, London.
The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has sent a delegation to meet with him over his readiness for the next playoff games against the Super Eagles in order to solve the Black Stars’ goal deficit.
Saddick Adams of Angel FM reports that Semenyo has stated his willingness to play for Ghana and that the process of changing his nationality is currently underway.
Ghana FA delegation have met with Bristol City centre forward Antoine Semenyo. Player expressed readiness to play for Ghana and nationality switch process has started. GFA wants him available for the #WCQ22
The 22yo has 10 goal contribution in 16 games for the Championship side pic.twitter.com/FXZtD7rIH0
— Saddick Adams (@SaddickAdams) February 8, 2022
The 22-year-old has a total of 10 goal contributions, scoring four and assisting six in 16 Championship appearances.
Following Ghana’s historic loss at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, the Ghana Football Association has made qualifying for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar a top priority.
Nigeria has confirmed that the second leg will take place on March 27, but the GFA is yet to decide whether the first leg will take place on March 23 or 24 at the Cape Coast Stadium.