Veteran football administrator, Alhaji Karim Grunsah has revealed that Mohammed Salisu has no interest in playing for the country.

Salisu, who plays for Southampton in Premier League has been one of the best players in the ongoing season.

He has taken the Premier League by storm after starring in matches against Manchester United, Arsenal and recently Manchester City.

The 22-year-old has, however, so far refused to honour national team call-ups.

He was expected to be named in Ghana squad for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations [AFCON] in Cameroon but had no place in the team.

According to the King Faisal FC owner, he was tasked by the Black Stars management committee chairman to persuade the centre-back but his attempts failed and asked him to stay away from him.

“The Black Stars Chairman tasked me to speak to Salisu because he’s from Kumasi. I called his dad and he linked me to him,” Grunsah told Accra based Atinka FM.

“Salisu flatly told me to stay away from his matter. He questioned me that if he was my son, would I advise him to play for Ghana?”

He added: “I’m not the only person who has spoken to him. I know CK Akunnor went to him, he said he won’t play. Even the GFA President said he found where his mother stays and went to her. I don’t know what happened but the Salisu is not ready to play”

“He was angry when I called him. He insisted several times that I should stay out of the matter because he doesn’t want to have any problem with me. I’m not going to involve myself in his matter again. I don’t know the problem he has with the GFA but I will not call him again.”

Meanwhile, Black Stars coach Milovan Rajevac has been sacked following the Black Stars’ group-stage exit at the AFCON.

Source: Modern Ghana

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