Valladolid’s Salisu Mohammed earns debut Ghana call up ahead of Afcon qualifers


The young defender is among a host of new faces that will storm the Black Stars camp next week for the opening game of the qualifiers

Real Valladolid defender Salisu Mohammed is the latest player to be handed a maiden call-up by Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah ahead of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against South Africa and Sao Tome and Principe.

The 20-year-old has been on fire in La Liga this season and even netted his debut goal last weekend when his side defeated Eibar 2-0 at home.

Also, he came on for Nacho Martinez by the 32nd minute and put up a spirited performance despite Valladolid suffering a 5-1 thrashing in the hands of Barcelona on Tuesday night and has seen his outputs not going unnoticed.

With Kwesi Appiah trying to build a formidable team that would be able to qualify and win the next Afcon since Ghana last lifted a major trophy in 1982, the gaffer is looking at blending both new and old players to form a formidable side to help his course.

According to’s sources, former captain Asamoah Gyan and deputy captain Kwadwo Asamoah will be missing from the squad yet to be announced.

Also, Newcastle United midfielder Christian Atsu will be out of the roster after he officially notified the technical team of a troublesome injury he sustained few weeks ago and has pleaded for enough time to recover fully. can also state that the game against Bafana Bafana on November 14 will be played in Cape Coast instead of favourite Baba Yara Sports Stadium or Accra Sports Stadium.


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