Mohammed Salisu, a Ghanaian born who plays for Southampton in the English Premier League has refused to represent Ghana despite being invited.
The Southampton defender has rejected a call up by the Ghanaian National team severally with the excuse of not ready to play for Ghana.
The Ghana Football Association (GFA) together with some executives have tried their best to lure the in-form defender to represent his country but all efforts has not yielded any results.
In latest reportage, Ghanaian football administrator Alhadji Karim Grusah was urged by the GFA to use his influence to convince Salisu to join the Black Stars in the incoming games especially the World Cup qualifiers against Nigeria.
Again this approach has failed, Alhadji disclosed that the Southampton man was clear enough this time that he should stay out of the case and won’t play for Ghana.
According to Grusah, he cannot say exactly what the problem is but the defender seems bitter and won’t represent Ghana anytime soon.
“The Chairman of the Black Stars assigned me the task of speaking with Salisu because he is from Kumasi. I called his father, and he put me in touch with him. Salisu flatly told me to stay out of his business. He asked if, if he were my son, I would advise him to play for Ghana.”
“When I called him, he was furious. He insisted several times that I stay out of the situation because he doesn’t want to get into a fight with me. I’m not going to get involved in his situation again. I’m not sure what his issue is with the GFA, but I’m not going to call him again.” Alhadji narrated.
Salisu is on top of his game and one of the best defenders in the Premier League currently. He won man of the match against defending champions and League leaders Manchester City.