Southampton Defender Mohammed Salisu Eyes Revenge Ahead of Ghana's World Cup Clash Against Uruguay

Southampton Defender Mohammed Salisu Eyes Revenge Ahead of Ghana's World Cup Clash Against Uruguay

Lukman Mumuni
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:17 PM
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  • New Black Stars defender Mohammed Salisu has revealed the team's eagerness for revenge against Uruguay
  • Ghana will face the South American powerhouse in the final Group H match at the World Cup in Qatar
  • Uruguay famously eliminated the Black Stars of Ghana at the quarter-final stage of the 2010 World Cup

Black Stars centre-back Mohammed Salisu is already looking forward to Ghana's game against Uruguay at the World Cup in Qatar.

The 23-year-old, who recently made his Black Stars debut, made the final squad for the tournament which begins in three days' time.

Salisu's impressive displays for Southampton in the English Premier League make him one of the players expected to command a starting position in the Black Stars.

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Mohammed Salisu has targeted revenge ahead of Ghana's World Cup game against Uruguay. Credit: @GhanaBlackstars
Source: Twitter

Ghana will face Portugal, South Korea and Uruguay in Group H, and Salisu believes it's time for the Black Stars to avenge the 2010 defeat against the South Americans.

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“Ghanaians are looking forward to that game because we are going for revenge,” he told Southampton’s media as quoted by myjoyonline.

Salisu admitted he was looking forward to the game and being part of Ghana's quest for vengeance. He also committed to fighting with his country to achieve that goal.

“When we played against Uruguay at the [2010] World Cup, Ghana was the best team African team at that World Cup and that memory inspires me.”

Salisu made his Ghana debut in the friendly against Brazil in September, and was the Black Stars' best player in the second half.

Gyan hails Mohammed Salisu

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that former captain of the Black Stars, Asamoah Gyan was impressed by Mohammed Salisu, during his debut for Ghana in the international friendly against Brazil on Friday night.

The Southampton defender came off the bench to help solidify the Black Stars' defence in the friendly defeat to the Selacaos.

After the game, Gyan took to social media to react to the performance of the defender.

Ghanaians fans were impressed with Salisu as well, commending him for preventing Neymar from netting Brazil's fourth late in the game.

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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.