Chelsea Football Club winger Callum Hudson-Odoi has refused to rule out a possible switch to play for Ghana in the near future.
The 20-year old talented winger is currently in Ghana for vacation after the 2020/21 league season in Europe came to an end with Chelsea winning the UEFA Champions League.
As part of his vacation, the supporters of Chelsea in Ghana over the weekend met and dined with the Chelsea superstar who was sensational in the just ended season and presented to him some gifts.
Asked whether he would choose to play for Ghana in the near future during the presentation, Callum Hudson-Odoi told the Chelsea supporters that, “I think obviously when you’re young, you have the opportunity to play for England throughout all the years, from under 15 to under 16 all the way up,”
“When they obviously gave me the opportunity to come I was in the country already. It’s something that I already had in my mind, set on already playing for England.”
“So it was the thing obviously choosing Ghana or England, and at the end of the day I said I always had the right people around me who always advise me – what’s right, what’s wrong.
“England came and I said yeah, let me go and play for my country. But I said Ghana is my home as well, so we’ll see, we’ll see. You’ll never know. Anything can happen,” he added.
Meanwhile, President Akufo-Addo has ordered the Ghana Football Association (GFA) and the Youth and Sports Ministry to begin nationality switch talks with Hudson-Odoi
This is when the winger together with his family and the Minister of Youth and Sports Mustapha Yussif visited Nana Addo at the Flagstaff House in Accra on Monday, June 7, 2021.
President Nana Addo’s statement reads “On Monday, 7th June 2021, Ghanaian-born Chelsea footballer, Callum Hudson-Odoi, paid a courtesy call on me at Jubilee House, the seat of our nation’s presidency.”
“Amongst others, I urged the Minister for Youth and Sports to explore the possibility of having Callum switch nationality, and play for the Black Stars.”
Hudson-Odoi has been a long-term target of the Ghana Football Association to consider a nationality switch despite playing three times for England at the senior level.
Born to a Ghanaian parents in London, his father Bismark Odoi played for Ghana Premier League heavyweight Hearts of Oak in the early nineties before relocating to England.
He is still eligible to play for Ghana per the new FIFA eligibility rules for playing below age 21
He capped 32 matches for English Premier league side Chelsea FC in all competition this season, scoring four goals with three assists.