Former Hearts of Oak forward, Charles Taylor has advised Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi to reject playing for Ghana.
Hudson-Odoi arrived in Ghana this month for holidays after winning the Champions league with Chelsea.
His arrival sparked a lot of conversations regarding his switch of nationality.
The 20-year-old was born and raised in England by his Ghanaian parents. His father, Bismark Odoi played for Ghana Premier League giants Hearts of Oak in the 90s before moving to England.
Hudson-Odoi has already made three caps with England, however a change in FIFA’s eligibility rules allows him to switch allegiance to Ghana if he wants to.
The rule states that:
Players can now switch national teams provided they are eligible to represent them as long as they have played no more than three matches (including friendlies), none of the matches were in the final tournament of the FIFA World Cup or confederation competition, and they all happened before the player turned 21.
The Chelsea winger recently held talks with President Nana Akufo-Addo and the President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) over switching nationality to play for Ghana.
However, Taylor has warned the youngster to reject Ghana and stay committed with England.
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