Callum Hudson-Odoi, a Chelsea player, has decided to leave the England national team and pledge his allegiance to Ghana.
Hudson-Idoi hopes to take advantage of new FIFA rules after returning from Ghana, where his ancestors are from.
Hudson-Odoi met with President Nana Akufo-Addo at the Jubilee House on his visit to the West African country to discuss how to “improve football infrastructure in the country.”
Now Ghana Sports Online reports that the 20-year-old Chelsea attacker has made up his mind to play for Ghana.
The decision was not a difficult one for the player after Nigerian-born Bukayo Saka, Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford suffered racist abuse after the Euro 2020 final.
Hudson-Odoi feels he too could receive the same treatment and so now has his heart set on playing for Ghana.
Hudson-Odoi has been capped three times for England’s senior side and was selected for the Under 21’s at the European Under 21’s Championship earlier this year.
A change in FIFA rule change means the player does still qualify because he has less than four appearances for England, and his caps came before he turned 21 and none were at a major tournament.