Ghana President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has urged the country’s minister for youth and sports to explore the possibility of having Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi switch nationality and play for the Black Stars.
President Nana met with Callum at the Presidential Palace in Accra when the champions league winner paid him a courtesy call.
Odoi is a son of Ghanaian immigrants in the United Kingdom and is among a host of UK-born players on the radar of the Black Stars. The others are Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah and Brighton & Hove Albion fullback Tariq Lamptey.
Odoi’s father Bismark played for Ghana Premier League side Hearts of Oak and his older brother Bradley featured for Ghana’s U20 side.
He only has three senior caps for England but remains eligible for a switch of national associations provided he does not add a fourth cap for the Three Lions.
Should he wish to play for the Black Stars, he will have to wait until November next year to do so as Fifa rules demand that players become eligible for a switch only three years after their last appearance for the association they wish to leave.