Ghana FA in Talks With English-Born Forward Over Nationality Switch

Ghana FA in Talks With English-Born Forward Over Nationality Switch

Lukman Mumuni
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:55 PM
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  • English-born striker Antoine Semenyo has started the process of switching nationality to play for the Black Stars of Ghana
  • The Ghana Football Association has started talks with the Bristol City attacker as part of the process of strengthening the Black Stars
  • Ghana had a disastrous Africa Cup of Nations campaign in Cameroon after the Black Stars were eliminated at the group stage

The Ghana Football Association has taken the initiative to convince English-born striker Antoine Semenyo to represent Ghana at the international level.

The London-born forward, who plays for Bristol City has been in good form in the English championship, raising the eyebrows of the federation.

According to reports, the 22-year-old has agreed to play for the Black Stars of Ghana pending approval from the Federation of International Football (FIFA).

Antoine Semenyo celebrating his goal at Bristol City. Credit: @BristolCity
Ghana FA in talks with Antoine Semenyo over playing for the Black Stars. Credit: @BristolCity
Source: Twitter

Antoine Semenyo has scored five goals and produced six assists in 17 matches for the championship side.

Although, he was born in England to Ghanaian parents, the lanky attacker is eligible to play for the four times African champions.

Antoine Semenyo nets fifth goal of the season as Bristol City beat Reading

Antoine Semenyo has been outstanding for Bristol City this season, and on Wednesday night, the forward score and created one as the Robins defeated Reading FC.

The striker broke the game's deadlock in the 44th minute before forcing an own goal from Michael Morrison after the break.

John Swift pulled one back for Reading at Ashton Gate as the game ended 2-1 on Wednesday night.

His performances has seen him win the Bristol City player for the Month of January, where he bagged three goals and created three.

FIFA approves Ademola Lookman's nationality switch

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that former England youth player Ademola Lookman has seen his application to switch nationality from England to Nigeria approved by the world’s football governing body, FIFA, The Athletic reports.

The 24-year-old who is currently on loan at Leicester City from RB Leipzig is now eligible to play for the Super Eagles having indicated interest for some time now.

Lookman who featured for England Under-19 and Under-21 youth international was also part of the squad that won the Under-20 World Cup in 2017.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.