The official Chelsea Supporters Club of Ghana have honored club star Callum Hudson-Odoi in Accra, where the player is visiting for holidays.
The award was presented by David Akwasi Amofah, President of the Chelsea Supporters Club of Ghana, with support from Executive Members such as the Tagoe Sisters, Mavis Amanor (Firelady), Albert Akoto, Francis Aryetey and Sigisimond Sarpong.
The award was a traditional Ghanaian stool with an Adinkra symbol symbolising authority, unity and linkages between Africa and the diaspora.
According to Mr. Amofah, stools are symbols of authority in the African country and as such Hudson-Odoi, a player of Ghanaian roots, had demonstrated authority in his ability to rise from academy player to the Chelsea first team.
Hudson-Odoi’s father, Bismark Odoi, was born and raised in Accra and played for Accra Hearts of Oak in the 70’s.
The citation on the stool read, ‘From the Chelsea Supporters Club of Ghana to Callum Hudson Odoi, for being an outstanding player for Chelsea Football Club”
Hudson-Odoi, who was in the company of his brother and agent, Bradley-Odoi, expressed gratitude to the group and the support they have offered him since his days at the club’s academy.
Mr Amofah also congratulated him for making all the Chelsea Supporters of Ghana proud by winning the 2020/21 UEFA Champions league and urged Ghanaians to join the club for benefits such as discounts on match tickets and merchandise.
Other awardees of the night included the Tagoe Sisters, who were awarded for their support to Chelseafc over the years and the Founder and owner of Alisa Hotels Mr Bamfo (Sikkens) for his outstanding support to the Chelsea Supporters Club of Ghana over the years.
The event was MC’ed by Lexis Bill of Joyfm, an ardent Chelsea Supporter.