Photos drop as Chelsea star Callum Hudson-Odoi is presented with Hearts of Oak jersey

Photos drop as Chelsea star Callum Hudson-Odoi is presented with Hearts of Oak jersey

Babajide Orevba
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:42 PM

- Callum Hudson-Odoi has been presented with Hearts of Oak jersey

- He was at the Accra Sports stadium for the game between Olympics and Hearts of Oak

- The said Premier League game ended 1-1

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Chelsea forward, Callum Hudson-Odoi, was presented with customized Hearts of Oak jersey.

Hudson-Odoi was given the jersey during the Accra-derby game between the Accra Great Olympics and Hearts of Oak on Sunday, June 6, 2021.

The Phobians played as guests against their city rivals on match-day 28 of the Ghana Premier League at the Accra Sports Stadium.

Photos drop as Chelsea star Callum Hudson-Odoi presented with Hearts of Oak jersey
Photos drop as Chelsea star Callum Hudson-Odoi presented with Hearts of Oak jersey (Photo credit: Facebook/Owuraku Ampofo)
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The game ended in a stalemate despite the Phobians having better chances in the game.

Hearts of Oak midfielder, Emmanuel Nettey, scored a scorcher before Maxwell Abbey Quaye pegged the scoreline with a towering header late in the game.

The much-anticipated game ended 1-1 with Emmanuel Nettey and Maxwell Abbey Quaye scoring one goal apiece for their sides.

Hudson-Odoi was in attendance at the Accra Sports Stadium to witness his maiden Ghana Premier League game.

The tricky winger was in the company of his father — Bismark Odoi — who donned the famous rainbow jersey during his footballing days.

The 20-year-old was given a customized Hearts of Oak Umbro jersey before the start of the match.

Hudson-Odoi’s dad grew up in the Accra suburb of Kokomlemle, sharing a 10-bedroom home with his siblings and mother.

He went to Accra High School before starting to play for Hearts of Oak in 1975.

Playing in midfield, Bismark was part of an attacking force known as the Fearsome Fivesome, helping the side to twice finish second in the African Cup of Champions Clubs.

Bismark scored in Hearts of Oak’s historic 2-1 win over rivals Kotoko, in Kumasi, in 1978.

The team won despite finishing with nine men – Bismark scoring the opener and Douglas netting the winner.

Hudson-Odoi was part of the Chelsea team that pipped Manchester City 1-0 in the UEFA Champions League final in Portugal a fortnight ago.

He was overlooked by England coach Gareth Southgate for the upcoming Euro 2020 tournament.

The London-born player is still eligible to feature for the Black Stars of Ghana per the new FIFA eligibility rules for playing below age 21.

In other news, 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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Babajide Orevba is a CAF accredited Nigerian journalist and HOD of the Local Desk with over 10 years of experience in media landscape.He studied NCE Political Science/Social Studies, AOCOED.