Chelsea and England forward Callum Hudson-Odoi is seriously giving a thought about switching his national allegiance to play for Ghana after the country’s qualification to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar later this year.
The Black Stars secured a World Cup berth on the away goal rule after drawing 1-1 against the Super Eagles at the Moshood Abiola Stadium in Abuja on Tuesday evening.
After Ghana’s qualification, the media has been on the possibility of Callum Hudosn-Odoi switching allegiance to play for the country (Ghana), where his father hails from.
The youngster played for England senior level despite as well as at the youth team for two years and recently rejected a call-up into the England U21 team to fuel speculation about his international future.
Despite making three appearances for the Three Lions, the Chelsea winger is still eligible to switch to play for Ghana at the 2022 World Cup tournament in Qatar this November.
The 2021 UEFA Champions League winner has agreed to ditch England and represent the country of his parents according to sources close to the player.
Hudson-Odoi when asked about switching nationality in a recent interview with the Evening Standard said;
“I don’t know. At the end of the day, we will wait until that time comes”.
The new FIFA rules mean that it is possible for Hudson-Odoi, to switch international allegiance despite two of his three caps coming in competitive fixtures.
Should he switch nationality, the 21-year-old will be playing at the World Cup with the Black Stars.
By: D. N. A. MENSAH, Daily Mail GH