“They demanded money from him for U17 Call Up” – Mohammed Salisu’s uncle on Ghana Rejection

Ahmed Yakubu , uncle of Southampton defender Mohammed Salisu has revealed the reason behind his nephew’s refusal to play for Ghana. Mohammed Salisu has rejected several call ups from the Ghana national team to play for Black Stars.

Uncle of Southampton defender revealed that his nephew’s refusal to play for black star is as a result of how he was treated when he had the chance to play for the Black Starlet. According to him, Mohammed Salisu was asked to pay money before he would be included in the list to play for the Black Starlet. 

As a result, he was denied a role in the Ghana U17 team following his refusal to pay the money demanded by some members of the technical team. This really pained the young Ghanaian football hence forcing him to reject any invite from the Ghana national team. 

Mohammed Salisu has been a mainstay in the Southampton club this season and his performance against Manchester City before the break was superb. Salisu has made 23 appearances for Southampton and has one goal after scoring in the EFL Cup match. 

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The 22-year-old has become one of the top rated defenders in the English Premier League. He joined Southampton in the summer as at 2020 and his contribution to the team’s performance is impressive.

It’s alleged that most of Mohammed Salisu’s friends have began talks with him to accept the national team call ups but there hasn’t been any positive feedback. 

Do you think the Southampton center- back would change his decision and accept to play for the Ghana Black Stars?


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