- Callum Hudson-Odoi has been gifted a traditional stool by Chelsea fans in Ghana
- The stool was presented to Hudson-Odoi at a ceremony in Accra
- Photos and a video from the ceremony have popped up
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Supporters of the Chelsea Football Club in Ghana have honoured their winger, Callum Hudson-Odoi at a ceremony in Accra.
Hudson-Odoi arrived in Ghana last week and was received upon arrival at the Kotoka Airport by King Promise.
As part of his rounds for his vacation, the 20-year-old met with the Chelsea Supporters Club of Ghana.
The meeting ended being an awards ceremony with the supporters gifting the winger a stool (asesedwa).
The award was presented to Hudson-Odoi by David Akwasi Amofah, President of the Chelsea Supporters union.
"From the Chelsea Supporters Club of Ghana to Callum Hudson Odoi, for being an outstanding player for Chelsea Football Club," the citation on the stool read.
Photos from the presentation ceremony sighted by YEN.com.gh on the Instagram page of Adom FM show other leading members of the group including Tagoe Sisters, sports presenter, Mavis Amanor a.k.a. Fire Lady, among others.
In the photos, Hudson Odoi who came with his brother, Bradley Odoi, was all smiles as he received the gift.
A video from the presentation shows Joy FM's Lexis Bill, another staunch fan of Chelsea, as the host.
Callum Hudson-Odoi's Ghana ties
For those who may not know, Hudson-Odoi who was born in England on November 7, 2000, has a Ghanaian father.
His father is Bismark Odoi, a former Hearts of Oak midfielder.
Though he was eligible to play for Ghana, Hudson-Odoi opted to play for the country of his birth, England.
In March 2019, he became the youngest player to debut in a competitive match for England, doing so in UEFA Euro 2020 qualifiers against the Czech Republic.
Hudson-Odoi has not closed door on Ghana
Meanwhile, Hudson-Odoi is not ruling out the option of playing for Ghana in the future.
The Chelsea star was left out of England manager Gareth Southgate's squad for the upcoming EURO 2020 championship, making his international future unclear.
In an interview after arriving in Ghana, Hudson-Odoi said "...England came and I said yeah, let me go and play for my country. But I said Ghana is my home as well, so we’ll see, we’ll see. You’ll never know, so."
Can he still play Ghana after lining up for England?
This is a question that will be on the minds of many people after listening to Hudson-Odoi's interview.
The answer is yes. New regulations from FIFA stipulate that players who have played not more than three matches for one country can switch to play for another provided the matches were played when the player was under 21 years.
"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," a statement from FIFA reads.
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Source: Yen Newspaper