In form Ghanaian Defender Rejects Black Stars call up Again For Nigeria Showdown

In form Ghanaian Defender Rejects Black Stars call up Again For Nigeria Showdown

  • Ghanaian defender Mohammed Salisu has once again declined the chance to play for the Black Stars against Nigeria later this month
  • The 22-year-old is said to have changed his mind and will not be part of the soon-to-be-announced squad to face the Super Eagles
  • Nigeria travel to Cape Coast stadium for the first leg on 25 March before they return to the Moshood Abiola Stadium four days later in Abuja

Ghanaian defender Mohammed Salisu has reportedly turned down an approach by Ghana to face Nigeria in the World Cup play-offs, it has emerged.

Ghana FA spokesperson Henry Asante Twum earlier revealed that coach Otto Addo wants to assemble the best set of players for the national assignment which includes Salisu.

But according to GhanaWeb, the Southampton center back has made himself unavailable for the Black Stars' encounter against the Super Eagles despite recovering from a hamstring injury.

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In form Ghanaian defender rejects Black Stars call up again
Southampton defender Mohammed Salisu has rejected an invitation to join the Black Stars squad for the World Cup qualifier against Nigeria. Credit: @ghanaballers
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Salisu was in action and played the entirety of the game for the Saints on Sunday as they succumbed to a 2-1 defeat at home to Waftord.

The 22-year-old is yet to feature for the national team despite his sterling display in the English Premier League for his struggling Southampton side.

Black Stars coach Otto Addo is expected to name his squad this week for the encounter against Nigeria later this month.

Ghana hosts the Super Eagles on March 25, 2022 in the first-leg in Cape Coast before traveling to Abuja for the second leg in four days time.

Mohammed Salisu Pops Up on the Radar of Italian Giants Napoli

Sports Brief earlier reported that Serie A giants Napoli have expressed interest in Ghanaian and Southampton defender Mohammed Salisu, it has emerged.

The 22-year-old has been in scintillating form for the Saints in the ongoing campaign, playing a key role in their rise on the English Premier League table.

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According to Correre dello Sport, Napoli have targeted the center back as a potential signing in the summer transfer window.

Ghana Target and Southampton Defender Pops Up on the Radar of Italian Giants Napoli

Serie A giants Napoli have expressed interest in Ghanaian and Southampton defender Mohammed Salisu, it has emerged.

The 22-year-old has been in scintillating form for the Saints in the ongoing campaign, playing a key role in their rise on the English Premier League table.

According to Correre dello Sport, Napoli have targeted the center back as a potential signing in the summer transfer window.

Source: Sports Brief News