The English-born of Ghanaian descent has finally agreed to switch his nationality to represent the West African nation at the senior level.
Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi has affirmed his decision to play for the Black Stars of Ghana after meeting the yet to be appoint coach of the four-time African champions, Chris Hughton earlier today.
The 68-year-old held meeting with Hudson-Odoi and his father Bismark Odoi who’s a Ghanaian at Labadi Royal Beach Hotel in Accra. Hudson-Odoi has been convinced by the project of the former Brighton and Hove Albion manager for Ghana and has decided to switch allegiance.
Also, Chris Hughton will meet Brighton right-back Tariq Lamptey and Mohammed Salisu of Southampton next month to convince them to play for Ghana.
Hudson-Odoi, 21, has represented England three times at senior level but is eligible for a nationality switch because all three appearances came before his 21st birthday and none came at a major tournament. Hughton, the former Brighton and Hove Albion manager, is favorite to replace Milovan Rajevac as Ghana national team coach after the Serbian was sacked last week. Rajevac was dismissed following Ghana’s disastrous performance at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon. Ghana will battle out with Nigeria for a ticket to the 2022 FIFA World Cup in March.