A report by Accra-based Joy FM claims that the athlete has made himself available for future squad calls-ups.
According to sources close to the athlete, Kurt Okraku of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) was instrumental in hastening the player’s choice to represent Ghana.
Before meeting the former Real Valladolid defender last month in Ghana, the GFA president paid Salisu a visit in England at the tail end of the 2021–2022 English Premier League.
Salisu was invited to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations but turned it down because of an injury he sustained while playing for Real Valladolid.
Mohammed Salisu of Ghana has been called a generational potential following his immaculate performance against Man City.
Ghana’s Mohammed Salisu tagged as a generational talent after flawless stats against Man City Pulse Ghana Subsequently, the defender kept rejecting invitations citing lack of readiness as his reason. In 2021, the Southampton player reiterated his position on playing for the Black Stars in the future. In an interview with MozzartSport Kenya, he said: “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.”
In the Premier League last season, Salisu ranked 3rd for the most tackles (196). He also ranked 5th for most tackles won (60) and 4th for interceptions (93). The former Real Valladolid player held talks with various coaches of the senior national team since 2019, firstly under then trainer Kwasi Appiah, then Charles Akonnor before subsequently with Serbian coach Milovan Rajevac and new head coach Otto Addo.