I will play for Ghana but I need to restore myself at Southampton before I proceed

Southampton defender Mohammed Salisu has disclosed he needs more attention at the club level than the national team.

The Ghanaian international has turned down several call-ups from the Ghana Football Association.

His recent refusal to represent the national team at the AFCON 2021 in Cameroon triggered many comments from Ghanaians.

Salisu made his debut for the Black Stars in 2021 under then manager Kwesi Appiah. He featured in Ghana’s 2-0 victory over South Africa in AFCON 2021 qualifiers.

As promising as he is the young center-back has revealed he would definitely play for the national team, but his focus now is with English side Southampton.

In an interview, Southampton center-back Mohammed Salisu said:

“I will be so proud to play for my country [Ghana]. But I think this is not the right moment to play for the national team.

“I think I need to focus on the club [Southampton] side because I am young. I think I need to focus on the club side first and then after, when everything is fine, I can go and play for Ghana Black Stars.”

Ghana Black Stars are currently in camp as they prepare to win their main major trophy after thirty years.

Southampton remains my focus, Mohammed Salisu reveals


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