President Akufo-Addo of Ghana had urged 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.
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.