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[Ghana] President Akufo-Addo orders GFA, Sports Ministry to begin nationality switch talks with Callum Hudson-Odoi

 

President Akufo-Addo has ordered the Ghana Football Association (GFA) and the Youth and Sports Ministry to begin nationality switch talks with Chelsea FC star Callum Hudson-Odoi

This is when Hudson-Odoi and his family alongside the Youth and Sports Minister Mustapha Yussif visited the President of the republic on Monday, June 7, 2021 at the Flagstaff House in Accra

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 bee 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 dad Bismark Odoi played for Ghana Premier League heavyweight Hearts of Oak in the early nineties.

Hudson-Odoi 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.

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