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Ghana vs Nigeria: Good news as Premier League star accept to play for Black Stars in 2022 World Cup playoff

According to sources, enraged England-based powerhouse defender Mohammed Salisu has startled Ghana national team coaches by changing his initial intention to play for the Black Stars in their pivotal 2022 World Cup match against Nigeria.

The Southampton defender was enraged by a decision by one of the Ghana Football Association’s (GFA) judicial bodies to consider a club’s protest opposing the player’s status, which had previously harmed his club career.

As a result, Salisu has turned on the opportunity to play for Ghana in this month’s vital two-legged encounter against Nigeria, which will determine who qualifies for the World Cup in Qatar.

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After months of engagement by many Ghana FA officials, the Southampton defender had finally opted to play for his country, and the approach of coaches Otto Addo and Chris Hughton appeared to work.

Salisu’s hesitation toward the Black Stars seems to have changed following the engagement of the two coaches, which led to a public proclamation by his relative that he will finally play for Ghana.

His uncle, Yakubu Ahmed, has said that the athlete will play for the Black Stars in the vital play-off game against West African rivals Nigeria, with both nations aiming to qualify for the Qatar tournament.

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“He’ll be playing for Ghana in the near future.” Yakubu Ahmed of Kumasi-based Sikka FM said, “He has informed us that he will play in the World Cup qualifiers.”

“He clarified his absence from the AFCON but stated that he would be available for the World Cup qualifiers.”

However, a sudden turn of events at the GFA’s Player Status Committee (PSC) appears to have angered the player, prompting him to reconsider his decision, citing his dissatisfaction with the GFA’s handling of his amateur transfer saga involving his two former youth clubs, Creative Soccer Academy and Africa Talent Academy.

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