The Football Association chief spoke about the Black Stars’ pursuit of the 20-year-old in the Premier League
Ghana Football Association president Kurt Orako has revealed that the national team is looking forward to further clashes with Chelsea striker Callum Hudson-Odoi over the much-talked-about switch of international allegiance.
Born to Ghanaian parents in the UK, the 20-year-old plays for his home country of England, which is currently making three appearances to his name.
The winger is currently back in Ghana for vacation, having gone to meet President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Sports Minister Mustafa Ossif and Football Association President Kurt Orako, fueling speculation about the impending transfer.
“I mean I spoke with Callum before he arrived in Ghana, and he promised to talk again when we meet in Ghana,” Oraku said. TV3.
“We met, had discussions that centered on far beyond playing in Ghana, he has an insane ambition to help children in Ghana and that excites me the most.
“We look forward to working with Odoi, his family and many other players interested in representing their country.
“We have a lot of them as such, we are talking with the technical team and the political authorities to get them to play with Ghana.”
Under FIFA’s updated regulations on eligibility last September, the winger will be eligible to pledge the rest of his international future with Ghana in November next year, provided he does not add any more matches with the Three Lions.
“I think it’s clear that when you’re young, you have the chance to play for England all the years, from under-15s to under-16s all the way,” Champions League winner recently said.
“When they obviously gave me the opportunity to come I was already in the country. It’s something that was already on my mind, and I’ve already started playing for England.”
“So it was clear to choose Ghana or England and at the end of the day I said I always had the right people around me always advising me – what was right, what was wrong. England came and said ‘Yes, let me go and play for my country.
“But I said Ghana is my home too, so we’ll see, and we’ll see. You’ll never know.”
The winger is one of four England-born players on Ghana’s radar, the others being Eddie Nketiah of Arsenal, Tariq Lamptey of Brighton and Hove Albion and Kwadwo Bah of Watford.