Callum Hudson-Odoi, a Chelsea winger, has arrived in Ghana for vacation after being left out of England’s squad for Euro 2020, which begins next week. On Wednesday night, the UEFA Champions League winner was greeted with a raucous welcome at Accra’s Kotoka International Airport.
His close friend, the Afrobeats singer King Promise, was there at his welcome celebration.
Hudson-Odoi grew up in the Wandsworth neighborhood of London. He is the son of Bismark Odoi, a former Hearts of Oak Ghanaian midfielder, and plays for England at the international level.
Due to FIFA’s new eligibility regulations, he can change nationality.
Even though they had played in an official competition for their first country, players can switch national teams if they were eligible to represent a second country at the time they first played for their first country.
This applies as long as the player has played no more than three matches (including friendlies), none of which were in the FIFA World Cup or confederation event final, and all of which occurred before the player turned 21.