England star to 'make switch' to Africa

African Watch

One of England's brightest young talents is reportedly ready to switch his international allegiance to an African nation after witnessing the racial abuse some of his colleagues have received recently. 

According to GHANAsoccernet, Chelsea star Callum Hudson-Odoi has made up his mind to play for Ghana after seeing the racist abuse suffered by some of England's players after the 2020 UEFA European Championship final. 

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Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka all missed penalties in England's defeat to Italy on Sunday, and were subsequently racially abused online.  

With the Blues winger said to be quite upset after seeing his trio of friends face instances of racism and xenophobia, the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League winner has reportedly chosen to represent the West African country a month after meeting president Nana Akufo-Addo, who is understood to have attempted to convince him to switch allegiances. 

The 20-year-old has three senior caps for England, but is still eligible to switch national associations if he does not add a fourth appearance for the Three Lions. 

If Hudson-Odoi does confirm that he is going to represent Ghana, it will not be made official until November 2022 as FIFA rules demand that players become eligible for a switch only three years after their last appearance for the association they wish to leave. 

His last appearance for England came in a European Championship qualifier in November 2019. 

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