Mohammed Salisu: Ghana Handed Huge Boost as AS Monaco Defender Begins First Team Training

Mohammed Salisu: Ghana Handed Huge Boost as AS Monaco Defender Begins First Team Training

Lukman Mumuni
updated at November 2, 2023 at 8:39 AM
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  • Mohammed Salisu has started group training at AS Monaco
  • The Ghana international has been out with an injury since March
  • Salisu joined the French outfit in the summer transfer window

Ghana defender, Mohammed Salisu is nearing an injury comeback after joining AS Monaco's first-team training this week.

The 24-year-old centre-back is yet to make an appearance for the Ligue 1 giants since joining the club in the summer transfer window from Southampton.

Salisu's debut for the French outfit was delayed after suffering pubalgia (groin) injury, which forced him to undergo surgery to correct the problem.

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Mohammed Salisu training with AS Monaco following lengthy layoff. Credit: @LigASM_
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However, in photos posted on social media, the towering centre-back is seen training with his teammates ahead of the game against Brest on Sunday.

Salisu's return to practice is a huge boost for Ghana's Black Stars with the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers set to begin this November.

The former Southampton and Real Valladolid player has not played competitive football since March after featuring in the 3-3 draw against Tottenham in the English Premier League.

Meanwhile, Monaco coach Addi Hutter is expected to ease him into the squad as he begins his career in France, as reported by Get Football News France.

Salisu was one of Ghana's best players at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

Ghana defender Mohammed Salisu joins AS Monaco

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Ghana defender, Mohammed Salisu has joined AS Monaco from Southampton FC.

The 24-year-old signed a five-year deal to join the Ligue 1 giants from English outfit Southampton in the summer transfer window.

Monaco announced the signing of the defender after completing all paperwork on Tuesday.

Salisu left out of Ghana squad

Sports Brief also reported that the Black Stars of Ghana will be without Mohammed Salisu and three other key players for their trip to Luanda for the game against Angola in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

Captain Andre Ayew and defenders Salisu, Alexander Djiku, and Dennis Odoi were all ruled out of the match due to injuries.

Djiku and Odoi started the home game against Angola in June as the Black Stars secured a hard-fought 1-0 win.

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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.