Three-time England international Callum Hudson-Odoi is not closing the door on the idea of playing for Ghana one day.
Born in England and trained in Chelsea, Callum Hudson-Odoi (20) has also worn the jersey of all English teams, from the U16s to the A team. And despite this journey with the Three Lions, the Chelsea winger does not not close the door to a change of selection. Born to Ghanaian parents, Hudson-Odoi can also wear the Black Stars jersey.
Currently on vacation in Ghana, “CHO” spoke about his personal situation to the media Joy Sports. And the Chelsea winger is not closing the door to a selection change:
“I sincerely believe that when you’re young, you have to take the opportunity to play for England. From U16s to older teams. When they gave me the opportunity to come, I was already in the country. Playing for England is something I always had in mind (…) When England came to pick me up, I told those around me to let me play for my country. But I have always said that Ghana is my home too. So we’ll see… You never know! “
FIFA regulations are clear. The three selections of Callum Hudson-Odoi having taken place before his 23 years, he can if he wishes to change selection. His last selection with England dates back to November 17, 2019. FIFA asking to respect a period of three years after the last selection to confirm a change, Hudson-Odoi will be selectable with Ghana from November 17, 2022. However, a fourth selection with England before that date would make this move impossible.
For now, the suspense remains. But there is no doubt that a change of allegiance would be great news for the Black Stars.