RC Lens midfielder, Salis Abdul Samed, has revealed he didn’t turn down a call-up to the Black Stars as speculated in the media in the last week.
Otto Addo said in an interview quoted by Africa Football News that the midfielder turned down an opportunity to play for the nation citing that he didn’t want to be on the reserve list.
However, Samed believes they could be a misunderstanding in his communication with the Black Stars coach.
“Someone sent me something, an interview of the coach [Otto Addo] talking about when he called me and I was at Clermont [and] I didn’t want to come,” he told JoySports.
“It is not that I didn’t want to come. I’ve e been at Clermont for two good years without playing. I’m now playing and at that time, I had a knee problem — my knee was paining me a little bit.”
“Maybe the coach didn’t understand me well, that’s why he took offence. I wanted to go and treat my knee and wait for the second round of the season.”