AKUFO-ADDO IN TALKS WITH HUDSON-ODOI FOR NATIONALITY SWITCH
English premier league player who plies his trade with the Chelsea Football Club, Callum James Hudson-Odoi on Monday paid a courtesy call on President Akufo-Addo at the Jubilee House (presidency).
This formed part of his visit to the Ghana, the hometown of his parents where he is currently on holidays.
But that was not without talks on the possibility of a switch of his nationality in order to play for Ghana.
In a Facebook post, President Akufo-Addo said “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”, he hinted.
The 20year old Chelsea winger was born and raised in Wandsworth, Greater London and the younger brother of non-League striker Bradley Hudson-Odoi and the second son of former Hearts of Oak Ghanaian midfielder Bismark Odoi.
Hudson-Odoi also enjoyed considerable success at youth level for England, being part of the squad which ended as runners-up in the UEFA European Under-17 Championship and which won the FIFA U-17 World Cup in the same year.