Mohammed Salisu: Southampton Gush Over the Performance of Ghana Defender

Mohammed Salisu: Southampton Gush Over the Performance of Ghana Defender

  • English Premier League side Southampton have praised the performance of their defender Mohammed Salisu
  • The centre-back became the first Ghanaian defender to score at the World Cup as the Black Stars beat South Korea
  • The West African nation will next face two-time world champions Uruguay in their important final group game

Southampton have reacted to the performance of Ghana defender Mohammed Salisu, after he netted his first World Cup goal as the Black Stars defeated South Korea.

The Southampton centre-back opened the scoring for the West African nation, who secured a 3-2 victory after a thrilling contest at the Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan.

A brace from Mohammed Kudus - despite a double from South Korea's Cho Gue-sung - ensured the Black Stars climbed to second position in Group H.

Mohammed Salisu, Ghana, World Cup, South Korea
Southampton have reacted to the performance of Mohammed Salisu against South Korea. Credit: @FIFAcom
Source: Twitter

After the game, Southampton took to social media to celebrate their centre-back, who became the first Ghanaian defender to score at the World Cup.

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"What a performance. Sensational, Sali," wrote the Saints on Twitter.

Salisu was making only his fourth appearance for the Black Stars, after debuting for Ghana in the friendly against Brazil in September.

The West Africans will next face two-time world champions Uruguay on Friday.

Mohammed Salisu sets new record

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Salisu entered the record books as the first defender to ever score a World Cup goal for Ghana, after netting against South Korea.

The 23-year-old central defender gave the Black Stars the lead against the Taegeuk Warriors, smashing in from close range after a Ghanaian set piece was poorly defended by the Asians.

Salisu, who has just four appearances for Ghana's national team, made his debut for the Black Stars in their 3-0 defeat to Brazil in an international friendly on September 23 this year.

Ghanaian fans praise Jordan Ayew

Ghanaian football fans took to social media to beg Jordan Ayew for forgiveness, after his dazzling display against South Korea on Monday at the World Cup in Qatar.

The Crystal Palace star produced a brace of assists as Ghana defeated South Korea in a five-goal thriller at the Education City Stadium.

Ayew was massively criticised by fans after the opening game against Portugal last Thursday. The Black Stars lost 3-2 after the star was introduced.

Source: Sports Brief News