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Mohammed Salisu reportedly rejects Ghana call-up for AFCON
17/12/2021 15:19:19

REPORTS from Ghana suggest Mohammed Salisu will definitely not be travelling to Cameroon for the African Cup of Nations - as the Saints centre-back is set to reject any call-up.

The reports published by state that Salisu will not accept a call-up to the Black Stars, a continuation of his stance from April.

Back then he stated that: “I’ll be so proud to play to my country, to play with Ghana, the national team.

“But I think this is not the right moment to play in the national team. I think I need to focus on the club side because I am young, I think I need to focus on the club first and then after, when everything is fine, I can go and play for Ghana.”

With Saints still not in the best of positions and with Saints boss stating how crucial Salisu is to the backline, it is likely Salisu does not feel it appropriate to miss two months of Premier League action.

He dropped out of a national team selection in November 2019 due to injury concerns, and is yet to accept another call-up.

The defender is also eligible to represent Spain, but there is nothing to suggest that a call-up is in the offing - or that Salisu is even interested in playing for Spain.

Whilst the chaos surrounding the potential postponement of AFCON continues, it appears that the only current Saint likely to appear at the tournament is Moussa Djenepo, who would line-up for Mali in Cameroon.

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