According to his uncle Yakubu Ahmed, Southampton defender, Mohammed Salisu has decided to play for Ghana in the FIFA World Cup play-offs.
The Black Stars are scheduled to face West African rivals Nigeria in a critical play-off encounter, with both sides aiming to qualify for the tournament in Qatar.
Following a poor group stage elimination from the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, the Ghana FA is looking to bolster the team with the finest available talent.
Attempts to convince Salisu to play for the Black Stars have been fruitless, with the centre-back declining a call-up to the AFCON in Cameroon.
The player’s uncle said on the matter that he told the family of his intention to ultimately play for the national team.
“He will soon play for Ghana. He has informed us that he would participate in the World Cup qualifiers,” Yakubu Ahmed told Kumasi’s Sikka FM, according to Ghanaweb.
“He clarified his withdrawal from the AFCON but stated that he will be available for the World Cup qualifiers.”
This comes after Alhaji Karim Grunsah, Ghana’s football administrator, said that Salisu told him to “stay away” when he attempted to encourage the defender to play for Ghana.