In Callum Hudson-Odoi’s head, it was supposed to be a chill summer in his native country, Ghana. Little did he know that his visit will trigger a national discussion on players of Ghanaian descent and whether they can play for the Black Stars.
Per FIFA’s new eligibility rules, Hudson-Odoi, who has three caps for England, can still play for Ghana.
The winger paid a courtesy call on President Nana Akufo-Addo and the President urged Sports Minister Mustapha Ussif (also present at Monday’s meeting) to explore the possibility of Hudson-Odoi switching his international allegiance to Ghana.
While the Minister is believed to have started working on the President’s request, seven players related to Ghana, per available information, are in the camps of European countries waiting patiently for the Euros to commence.