Family of burgeoning Ghanaian center back Mohammed Salisu has deflated claims that the player is unwilling to feature for Ghana.
Black Stars manager, CK Akonnor on Tuesday in an interview with Angel FM divulged that Mohammed Salisu is refusing to play for Ghana.
“Yes, we’ve tried to reach out to him [Salisu Mohammed] but we’ve been unsuccessful,” Akonnor told Accra based Angel TV.
Reacting to the reports, the family of the burgeoning center back in a press statement sighted by Kickgh.com has deflated those claims.
“The family of Abdul Karim Salisu Mohammed wish to correct and clarify news gaining momentum in some media circles which seems to suggest that our son has rejected the opportunity to play for the senior national team, the Black Stars.”
“We further wish to state unequivocally that our son is a proud Ghanaian and very ready to represent Ghana at every level and time. He is so much enthused to be associated with the Black Stars since it has been his dream to play for Ghana at the highest level.
“However, we have received media reports on the contrary and it is really disturbing that journalists failed to ascertain the truth of his absence from national duties.”
Mohammed Salisu was handed a debut call-up to the senior national team of Ghana for the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against South Africa and Sao Tome and Principe last year.
However, Salisu failed to honour the call-up under Coach Kwesi Appiah citing injury as an ‘excuse’ for his absence.
“It is our wish that in subsequent matches of the Black Stars, our son will be available and represent the country.”
“We hope this statement will put to rest the numerous media conjectures and unproductive rumors which is geared at creating dissatisfaction by Ghanaians against our son. Salisu Mohammed is committed to the course of helping Ghana win an African Cup and qualification to the World Cup once again.
The 21-year-old has been one of the revelations of the 2019/20 La Liga season.
His explosive performances has earned him a place on the transfer list of Southampton, Stade Rennes, Schalke 04, Atlético Madrid, Manchester United etc.
But recent reports indicates Salisu is on the verge of sealing a £10.9 million move to English Premier league outfit Southampton.