Big-hearted Chelsea star Callum Hudson-Odoi visits communities in Ghana and meets president in bid to help local kids

CLASSY Callum Hudson-Odoi has spent his summer off by taking a trip to Ghana and helping out local communities.

The 20-year-old Chelsea star took advantage of a break in his summer schedule to visit the nation with which he has strong ties.

The Blues rising star returned to Ghana for the first time in a decade this summer having previously visited his father's homeland on holiday as a child.

He visited schools in the capital Accra and also spent time with youngsters and donated to local food banks.

Hudson-Odoi also met with the president Nanu Akufo-Addo about providing youngsters with more opportunities.

He also took on musician King Promise in a charity football game to raise money for the region.

The Chelsea star tweeted: "Had good fun yesterday against @IamKingPromise team and it was good to see a lot of people came to watch!! Unlucky bro, maybe next time."

The winger is still eligible to represent Ghana at international level despite three appearances for England.

As reported by Joy Sports, he said: “I think obviously when you’re young, you have the opportunity to play for England throughout all the years, from under 15 to under 16 all the way up.

“When they obviously gave me the opportunity to come I was in the country already.

“It’s something that I already had in my mind, set on already playing for England.”

“So it was the thing obviously choosing Ghana or England, and at the end of the day I said I always had the right people around me who always advise me – what’s right, what’s wrong. 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.”

FIFA rules state that Hudson-Odoi would be able to represent Ghana as long as he doesn't add to his three senior caps for England.

Those games all came before the attacker turned 21 as is required, but he would need to wait to make an application until three years after his last outing for the Three Lions.

Therefore any application for a switch can only be made after November 17 next year, just before the 2022 World Cup.

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