Newly appointed technical members of the Black Stars, Otto Addo (Head Coach), George Boateng (Assistant Coach) and Chris Hughton (Technical advisor) will hold a meeting with Southampton center-back Mohammed Salisu in the coming days in London.
The trio together with former Asante Kotoko boss, Didi Dramani (Assistant Coach) have been tasked by the Ghana Football Association (GFA) to lead the Black Stars in the playoff of the 2022 FIFA World Cup against rivals Nigeria in March.
The four man team has already hit the ground running. Earlier this week, Otto Addo, George Boateng and Chris Hughton held a meeting in London.
The details of the meeting hasn’t been disclosed but the paramount issues believed to have been discussed at the meeting is readying the Black Stars for the crucial game against Nigeria and also to convince some players to play for the senior national team.
Top on the list of players the new technical team wants to convince is Southampton center-back Mohammed Salisu, who has in the past turned down numerous invitations from the Ghana FA.
Per a report from Muftawu Nabila, Chris Hughton, Otto Addo and George Boateng will hold a meeting with Salisu in the coming days in London and will hope to convince him to play for the Black Stars following numerous failed attempts by the FA.
Nevertheless, it remains unclear whether Salisu will be available for next month’s game against Nigeria if he agrees to play for the team.
Also, the new technical will set sights on convincing Ghanaian players born abroad like Callum Hudson-Odoi, Tariq Lamptey, Eddie Nketiah, Brain Brobbey and others.
The Black Stars will first take on the Super Eagles at the Cape Coast stadium on March 24 before travelling to Nigeria for the 2nd leg at the Abuja Sports stadium on Sunday, March 27, 2022.
Victory for the Black Stars will secure them a place at the 2022 FIFA World Cup to be played in Qatar later this year.