Ghana head coach, Milovan Rajevac will name Mohammed Salisu in his squad for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations [Afcon] scheduled for next year in Cameroon.
The Southampton centre back has been a kingpin for the Premier League side in the ongoing season following his move from Real Valladolid last summer.
Salisu was handed a maiden call up by Kwesi Appiah during the 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifiers but the defender failed to show up due to injury.
CK Akonnor, who was sacked in September this year also made an attempt to include Salisu in his squad for the Afcon qualifiers but his effort proved futile.
However, multiple reports in the local media suggest that the Serbian trainer who has been tasked to end the country’s 39 years trophy drought in Cameroon has named Salisu in his squad for the tournament.
Rajevac, who is on a one-year renewable contract is expected to submit his final squad to the Executive Council of the Ghana Football Association before December 30.
Ghana are housed in Group C with Morocco, Gabon and Comoros.
As part of the preparation for the upcoming tournament, the Black Stars of Ghana will open camp in Doha, Qatar on Wednesday, December 22, 2021.
The team will be in Doha for a period of three weeks to prepare for the tournament scheduled to start from January 9 to February 6, 2022.
The Black Stars will play three friendly games in Doha.
The team will wrap up their test matches against African Champions Algeria on Wednesday, January 5, 2022.
The Black Stars will depart Doha for Yaoundé on Friday. The last time the Black Stars won the Afcon was in 1982.
Source: Modern Ghana