Mohammed Salisu’s uncle explains why the center-back has refused to play for Ghana

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Ahmed Yakubu, the claimed paternal uncle of Southampton center-back Mohammed Salisu has explained why Salisu has refused to play for Ghana.

The highly rated center-back has turned down several invitations from the Ghana Football Association (GFA) to represent the Black Stars.

Earlier this week, bankroller of King Faisal, Alhaji Grusah revealed on Atinka FM that he was tasked by the Chairman of the Black Stars to speak to Salisu. However, Salisu informed him to stay away from the matter and questioned him if he will advise him to play for the Black Stars if he was his son.

Speaking on Sikka FM, Ahmed Yakubu, who’s reported to be a paternal uncle of Mohammed Salisu revealed why Salisu has refused to play for Ghana.

“Salisu was really pained by the demand for money by officials of Ghana U-17 team. This is one reason why he doesn’t want to play for Black Stars,” he said on Kumasi-based Sikka FM.

“Asides that, Salisu hasn’t fully adapted to England so he even likes to come to Ghana when there’s a break. But, we’ve been speaking to him to try and adapt. Lastly, the alleged issue of juju in Black Stars disturbs him but he’ll come.”

Yakubu Ahmed went on to reveal that Mohammed Salisu has promised to be available if he’s invited for the playoff of World Cup qualifiers against Nigeria in March.

“Mohamed Salisu has promised to come for Ghana/ Nigeria World Cup Qualifiers game in March,” Yakubu Ahmed said.

Salisu joined Southampton from Real Valladolid in the summer of the 2020/21 season for a fee reported to be around £ 10.9 million.

The 22-year old had a slow start to life at the English club but has now become an integral member of the team. Salisu is now regarded as one of the best center-backs in the English Premier League.

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