Chelsea star Callum Hudson-Odoi speaks about playing for Ghana

Chelsea star Callum Hudson-Odoi speaks about playing for Ghana

Edwin Lamptey
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:41 PM

- Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi appears coy on his international future

- The UEFA Champions League winner has not ruled out playing for Ghana

- Callum Hudson-Odoi s currently in Ghana for holidays

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English-born Ghanaian winger who plays for English Premier league giants, Chelsea, Callum Hudson-Odoi, has not ruled out the option of playing for Ghana in the future.

The 20-year-old Chelsea star was left out of England manager Gareth Southgate's squad for the upcoming EURO 2020 championship making his international future unclear.

However, Hudson-Odoi who is in Ghana for holidays revealed why he chose England over Ghana in the past explaining they came to him first.

“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," said the winger in a meet and greet session in Accra on Sunday.
“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, so,” he added.

Despite featuring for England three times already, the new FIFA rules gives him the chance to switch nationality.

"Players can now switch national teams provided they are eligible to represent them as long as they have played no more than three matches (including friendlies), none of the matches were in the final tournament of the FIFA World Cup or confederation competition, and they all happened before the player turned 21," a statement from FIFA reads.

Hudson-Odoi is in Ghana enjoying his vacation before he returns to start the new season with Chelsea in July.

He has been spotted with Ghanaian celebs including singer King Promise and other industry players.

A day after his arrival in the country, he was seen in a video enjoying a football game with some Ghanaians

On Sunday, he was at the Accra Sports Stadium to watch the 'Mantse' Derby between Hearts and Great Olympics.

Meanwhile, Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey has been sacked from camp after arriving late ahead of Ghana's international friendly against Morocco.

The deputy Black Stars captain who was in Ghana for almost two weeks arrived in camp two days before the team left for Rabat to face the Atlas Lions.

Partey's indiscipline behaviour forced coach Charles Kwablan Akonnor to show him the exit door as the team rounded up preparation for the friendly.

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