Chelsea Star Meets With Ghana’s President Over Calls to Switch Nationality to the West African Nation

Chelsea Star Meets With Ghana’s President Over Calls to Switch Nationality to the West African Nation

- Callum Hudson-Odoi is being poached by Ghana as the Chelsea winger is currently in the African country for summer holidays

- The Champions League winner met with the country’s president Nana Akufo-Addo who then urged the sports minister to ensure the player switches nationality

- Hudson-Odoi who has featured three times for the Three Lions of England was dropped by Gareth Southgate from the Euro 2020 squad

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There are calls for Chelsea star Callum Hudson-Odoi to switch nationality and play for Ghana as the 20-year-old is currently in the West African country for the summer holidays.

The winger was part of the Chelsea squad that defeated Manchester City 1-0 in the final of the Champions League as they emerge champions.

His arrival in Accra has gotten tongues wagging as fans want him to switch allegiance and play international football for his father’s country.

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Chelsea Star Meets With Ghana’s President Over Calls to Switch Nationality to the West African Nation
Callum Hudson-Odoi meets with President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana. Photo: nakufoaddo
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His dad Bismark Odoi was a cult hero at Ghana Premier League giants Hearts of Oak in the 90s before relocating to England.

The Chelsea player has already featured for the Three Lions of England three times, but since FIFA’s eligibility rules changes, Hudson-Odoi can still play for Ghana at the next edition of the Africa Nations Cup.

President Akufo-Addo said:

“On Monday, June 7, 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.”

And in a colourful event hosted by the Blues supporters in the Gold Coast, Hudson-Odoi was special guest as fans sang the club's official theme song 'Blue is the colour'.

It is understood that the England U23 international is considering switching allegiance to Ghana after his chances of making Gareth Southgate's squad has proven to be more difficult.

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The likes of Dortmund's Jadon Sancho, Arsenal's Bukayo Saka has limited Hudson-Odoi's chances of making it through to the national team.

On the other hand, the British-born Ghanaian winger has also failed to cement his place in Chelsea's team under the management of Tuchel.

And there are reports claiming Hudson-Odoi could be on his way out of Stamford Bridge in the summer with several Premier League and other top European clubs have been linked with the forward.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Hakim Ziyech could be cashed out of Stamford Bridge after failing to settle under Frank Lampard and Thomas Tuchel in his first season with Chelsea, Daily Mail reports.

The Moroccan international made a big summer money move from Ajax but has failed to nail at staring place with the west London club.

The 28-year-old made 39 appearances across all competitions scoring six goals and creating four assists.

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