Southampton defender Mohammed Salisu has called on Ghanaians, especially those in Kumasi, to show their support for the Black Stars as they aim to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations. After a disappointing showing at the World Cup in Qatar last year, the team is eager to make a strong bid for the upcoming tournament.
Under new coach Chris Hughton, the Black Stars will take on Angola in a two-legged qualifier. The first game will be held at the Baba Yara Stadium on Thursday, with the return leg scheduled for March 27 in Luanda. The winning team will secure a spot in the 34th edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, to be held in Ivory Coast next year.
Salisu, who has played for Ghana only six times, will be making his first appearance for the national team on home soil. He has encouraged all Ghanaians to come out and support the team as they aim to qualify for the tournament and make an impact on the international stage.
“Hello Kumasi, this is Mohammed Salisu from Black Stars. I’m coming home. Meet me at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium on Thursday, March 23.”
“This will be my first time playing before you so come and support us to victory,” he told Ghana FA media.
With a 3-0 win and a 1-1 draw in their first two games against Madagascar and Central African Republic, the Black Stars are currently tied on points with Angola.