English Premier League side Southampton FC center-back, Salisu Mohammed is ready to play for the Black Stars in the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers playoffs against Nigeria in March according to the Player’s uncle.
Ghana is set for a crucial play-off game against West African rivals Nigeria, as both teams aim to qualify for the tournament in Qatar later this year.
Having suffered a disappointing group-stage exit at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, the Ghana FA is on the lookout to beef the squad with the best talents available.
So far all attempts to get Salisu to play for the Black Stars have proved futile, with the center-back rejecting a call-up to feature at the AFCON in Cameroon.
Speaking on the subject, the player’s uncle said the Southampton defender has informed the family of his decision to Don the Ghana jersey to play for the national team.
“He will be playing for Ghana soon. He has assured us that he will play in the World Cup qualifiers,” Yakubu Ahmed told Kumasi-based Sikka FM, as quoted by Ghanaweb.
“He cleared the air about his absence in the AFCON but assured of availability for the World Cup qualifiers.”
This development comes after football experienced administrator Alhaji Karim Grunsah disclosed that Salisu asked him to “stay away” when he tried to convince the defender to play for Ghana.
The Ghanaian is one of the in-form defenders in the world of football right now and has been a pivot and a consistent performer for the Saints in the English Premier League.