Throwback Photo of Qatar Striker Playing Street Football in Ghana With Defender Mohammed Salisu Emerges

Throwback Photo of Qatar Striker Playing Street Football in Ghana With Defender Mohammed Salisu Emerges

  • An old photo of Qatar striker Mohammed Muntari and Ghana defender Mohammed Salisu has gone viral
  • The duo were playing on the streets of Kumasi few years ago as they honed their skills as youngsters
  • The Al-Duhail and Southampton players will represent Qatar and Ghana respectively at the FIFA World Cup

Mohammed Muntari and Mohammed Salisu will represent Qatar and Ghana respectively at the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup.

A few years ago however, the duo were playing street football in Sabon Zongo, a surburb of Kumasi in the Ashanti Region.

The duo have had an upward trajectory in their careers, from the days of honing their skills in Kumasi to leaving the shores of Ghana.

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Mohammed Muntari and Mohammed Salisu have been spotted playing together on the streets of Kumasi. Credit: @GhanaBlackstars/ @Blaqqkoffi/ Getty Images.
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An old photo of the two players has since gone viral on the internet.

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Muntari was picked up by the Aspire Academy at a very young age, and left Kumasi to play in Qatar. After years of development, he switched nationalities to the Middle East country.

These days, he plays for Qatari Stars League side Al-Duhail.

Meanwhile, Salisu left Kumasi to join Nsawam-based African Talent Football Academy. His meteoric rise saw him quickly establish himself as a starter in the first team, before later joining English Premier League side Southampton in 2020.

He will soon leave for Spain after he was scouted by Real Valladolid.

Salisu scores in Switzerland win

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that defender Salisu and forward Antoine Semenyo scored their first goals for the Black Stars, as Ghana beat Switzerland in their final friendly ahead of the World Cup.

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Salisu's second-half lofting header and Semenyo's powerful strike ensured the Black Stars leave for Qatar with their confidence boosted.

Switzerland started off well, with Ruben Vargas coming close in the 6th minute after meeting a cross from Breel Embolo from the right.

Andre Ayew reaches new milestone

Black Stars captain Andre Ayew broke Asamoah Gyan's record recently, becoming the most capped player in the history of Ghana football.

Ayew surpassed Gyan's 109 appearances, after starting in Ghana's final pre-World Cup friendly against Switzerland.

In a photo posted on social media, the 32-year-old was presented with a special Ghana jersey bearing his latest number of appearances on the back.