West Ham United’s U-21 standout, Keenan Appiah-Forson, has expressed his readiness to don the colours of Ghana in international football.
Born to Ghanaian parents in the United Kingdom, the defensive midfielder with diminutive height, who has been likened to ex-Chelsea star N’Golo Kante by his teammates, is keen on the opportunity to represent the Black Stars.
“We have held talks about me playing for Ghana together with my parents,” Appiah-Forson revealed in an interview with Saddick Adams TV.
He continued, “I have actually thought about this, and I have always said if I get the call-up from Ghana, I will always take it because this is where my parents are from. I want to give back to them and show them what I’m capable of.”
Appiah-Forson also expressed his admiration for Ghanaian football legends Michael Essien and Asamoah Gyan, citing them as sources of inspiration.
Having joined West Ham at the age of 14, Appiah-Forson made his senior debut for the club in 2021 during a Europa League fixture against Dynamo Zagreb.
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In the 2022/23 season, he amassed 26 appearances for West Ham’s U-21 team.
Keenan Appiah-Forson is not the only Ghanaian talent on West Ham’s roster. Goalkeeper Joseph Anang, 23 years old, even made the bench for their opening game in the 2023/24 English Premier League against AFC Bournemouth.