Ghana Defender Mohammed Salisu Scores Bizarre Own Goal in EPL Opener, Fans Livid

Ghana Defender Mohammed Salisu Scores Bizarre Own Goal in EPL Opener, Fans Livid

  • Mohammed Salisu has scored an own goal on the opening day of the 2022/23 English Premier League
  • The Ghana centre-back turned in a cross from the left to give Tottenham a 3-1 lead after 62 minutes
  • Mohammed Salisu has confirmed his decision to play for the Black Stars after rejecting earlier invites

Ghana defender Mohammed Salisu is having the worst start to the 2022/23 English Premier League season after netting a bizarre own goal in the game between Southampton and Tottenham.

The 23-year-old turned a cross from Tottenham's Emerson into his own net as Spurs extended their lead after 62 minutes.

In a video posted on social media, the left-footed centre-back was late to react to a mistake in the middle before netting an own goal.

Mohammed Salisu, Tottenham, Southampton
Mohammed Salisu has scored an own goal as Tottenham wallop Southampton in EPL opener. Credit: @SouthamptonFC @Asensii20
Source: Twitter

Tottenham lead 4-1 after coming back from an early goal from James Ward-Prowse in the 12th minute. Ryan Sessegnon levelled for Spurs before Eric Dier scored from a header ten minutes later.

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Mohammed Salisu's own goal and a striker from Dejan Kulusevski gave the hosts a 4-1 lead before 65 minutes.

How fans reacted to Salisu's own goal

@Aensii20 wrote:

The worst own goal ever from Salisu

@MaryAfua_ added:

What an own goal. Thank you Mr Salisu. Better than Martinez.

@iamrahmanosman also posted:

Mo Salisu that is so poor. Two mistakes in the space of a mini-second.

@3SportsGH tweeted:

Scores own goal. Concedes four minutes later. Salisu not having the best of starts in the EPL.

@AsieduMends_ also added:

Salisu score own goal give Southampton, I prefer not to speak

@Coacoatea57 posted:

Salisu doing his own thing. Black Stars should end the call up cos.

Mohammed Salisu ready to play for Ghana

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Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Southampton defender Mohammed Salisu has finally made himself available to play for the Black Stars of Ghana.

The 23-year-old has been on a self-imposed exile from the national team after rejecting multiple approaches from the Ghana Football Association.

But according to Joy Sports, officials of the Ghana FA have been able to convince the tough-tackling defender to represent the Black Stars on international level. Read more: