July 15, 2021

England International Eyes Ghanaian Shirt

English footballer, Callum Hudson-Odoi, has reportedly decided that he wants to play for an African country, following the online abuse that he and several of his team mates endured after their side’s 2020 UEFA European Championship final loss to Italy.

The 20-year-old winger – along with Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Buyako Saka – were on the receiving end of offensive racist messages when England came second in the Euros last Sunday, 11 July.

Now, it appears he wants to take advantage of the new FIFA rules to change his international allegiance from England – despite making only three appearances after joining this year – to where he has ancestry: Ghana.

The new FIFA rules, introduced in September last year, state that a player may change their association if they have played no more than three national team games before turning 21, and have not appeared in an official international tournament.

Hudson-Odoi recently met with Ghanian president, Nana Akufo-Addo, at the Jubilee House in the country’s capital, Accra, to discuss the beautiful game and his possible joining of the Black Stars.

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