Mohammed Salisu has penned his name in the record book of the Black Stars, becoming the first Ghanaian defender to score for the African side in the history of the World Cup.
The Southampton centre-back recorded his second goal in three appearances for the senior national soccer team against South Korea.
He scored the opening goal in Ghana’s 3-2 hard-fought win against the Asian giants to revive the team’s hope of reaching the knockout stage for the second time.
Before Playing For The Black Stars:
The highly-rated EPL defender finally agreed to represent his motherland Ghana, joining Inaki Williams, Tariq Lamptey, and four others who switched allegiance to play for Ghana.
Before he decided to play for the Black Stats, he rejected the call from the GFA to play against Nigeria during the World Cup play-offs.
However, the 23-year-old declared his readiness to represent Ghana Black Stars back in July before making his first appearance against Switzerland barely a week ago in a pre-World Cup game.
Below is a short conversation between Salisu and our writer, Isaac Ganyo Tamakloe at the Legon Ajax Park – Accra during the off-season.
Isaac: Man come and play for us oo
Salisu: Don’t worry. The right time will come SNR.
The time has come today. He gives Ghana the lead against South Korea.