Chelsea winger Hudson-Odoi open to playing for Ghana

Chelsea winger Hudson-Odoi open to playing for Ghana

Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi has opened the door to play for Ghana in the future. 

The youngster, though born in England, has Ghananian parentage, and can switch allegiance to the West African country. 

Hudson-Odoi has already made three senior outings for the Three Lions, and one more could shut the window of opportunity. 

According to FIFA rules, a player will be tied to a certain nationality if he features for the senior team more than three times. 

The rule states; 

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.

Speaking in Ghana, where he is currently holidaying, Hudson-Odoi suggested he is open to featuring for the Black Stars. 

“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,” the 20-year-old said.

“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.”

“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.