Ghanaians rave over Mohammed Salisu's performance as Southampton hold Manchester City

Ghanaians rave over Mohammed Salisu's performance as Southampton hold Manchester City

Lukman Mumuni
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:54 PM
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  • Ghanaian defender Mohammed Salisu was in top form as Southampton held Manchester City to a 1-1 draw on Saturday
  • The 22-year-old became the first defender in the English Premier League to reach 50 interceptions this season
  • Mohammed Salisu has given Ghanaians hope after the Black Stars' poor performance at the Africa Cup of Nations

Mohammed Salisu has got the internet talking after his monstrous performance for Southampton as they ended Manchester City's 12-game winning run on Saturday.

The 22-year-old's swashbuckling performance has seen him become the first player to reach 50 interceptions in the English Premier League this season.

Ghanaian football fans took to Twitter to praise the center-back, hoping he will honour a call to the Black Stars especially following the country's poor performance at AFCON.

Mohammed Salisu against Manchester City. SOURCE: Twitter/ @FootyAccums
Ghanaians rave over Mohammed Salisu's performance as Southampton hold Manchester City. SOURCE: Twitter/ @FootyAccums
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Salisu ended the game as the player with the most interceptions, most clearances, most duels won and most touches.

Kyle Walker-Peters opened the scoring in the seventh minute for Southampton before Aymeric Laported leveled for the champions in the second half.

"Salisu is good. Very good," wrote Michael Oti-Adjei, a top Ghanaian sports journalist.
"Mohammed Salisu vs Manchester City (MOTM). An absolutely dominant display in what was, without a doubt, his best game for #SaintsFC. One of the best performances of the Premier League season imo," wrote SHT.
"The Salisu guy ankasa we for go beg him make he come play the black stars some if he refuse then we threaten him and his family," wrote Sad Boys Chairman.
"What would it take to get Salisu to play for the Black Stars? Even If it requires sacrificing 100 cows, my father can help please. By all means, let’s get him. What a player!," adds Fentuo Tahiru.
"If the Ghana Football Association can somehow make amends with Mohammed Salisu and convince him to play for the Black Stars, there's the potential for Alexander Djiku and Salisu to form arguably the strongest CB pairing in Africa. Such a good defensive prospect," wrote Zach Lowy.

Why Ghana needs Mohammed Salisu

Earlier, wrote about the importance of having Salisu, it was another good day in the office for Ghanaian center-back, Mohammed Salisu, in the English Premier League, as he helped Southampton to a clean sheet and victory against Leeds United.

Salisu, who joined the Premier League side in the summer of 2020, led in several aspects of the statistics in today's game, and like many other games this season.

Despite his incredible numbers, the Southampton guardsman is yet to honour an invite from the senior national team of Ghana, leaving many wondering over his reluctance.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.