Athletics Information of Thursday, 30 July 2020
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A ‘misconstrued’ quote from Black Stars mentor CK Akonnor has induced a debate about one particular of Ghana’s hottest footballers.
Akonnor, in an job interview with Angel FM explained that he has so considerably not been effective in his bid to encourage Serious Valladolid defender Mohammed Salisu to play for the Black Stars.
Akonnor extra that deliberations are even now ongoing with the player and the FA has not offered up hopes of finding him to dress in the nationwide colors.
“Yes, we’ve tried using to attain out to him [Salisu Mohammed] but we’ve been unsuccessful. I assume with time we’ll all see but so considerably it has been challenging, ” coach Akonnor told Angel Television set.
Simply call it a spin or misinterpretation of Akonnor’s words and phrases, some outlets claimed that Salisu has turned down the Black Stars.
The reportage forced the spouse and children of the 21-yr-previous to difficulty a assertion and affirm their ‘son’s’ dedication to the national staff.
“The family of Abdul Karim Salisu Mohammed would like to proper and explain news getting momentum in some media circles which appears to be to advise that our son has rejected the prospect to play for the senior nationwide group, the Black Stars”.
“We additional wish to point out unequivocally that our son is a happy Ghanaian and quite prepared to stand for Ghana at each and every level and time. He is so substantially enthused to be associated with the Black Stars since it has been his aspiration to play for Ghana at the optimum level”, excerpts of the statement go through.
A brother of the player followed up the statement with an interview on Angel FM in which he disclosed that Salisu was after turned down by the handlers of the Black Starlets.
He stated that in the early phases of his profession, the loved ones and Salisu’s club created efforts to courtroom the awareness of previous underneath-17 mentor Paa Kwesi Fabin but their endeavours proved futile.
He narrated that for the duration of a person of the matches, current GFA boss Kurt Okraku was current and was impressed by Salisu’s functionality but that was not adequate to have Fabin look his way.
Quizzed on whether his brother’s incapacity to make the Black Starlets was down to him not greasing the palm of the coach, he answered in the damaging.
But according to Angel FM, the precise rationale Salisu was turned down is not simply because his overall performance was substandard but because he could not pay out his way into the staff.
The ache of that selection by the then mentor of the Starlets is what has produced him bitter for this reason the unwillingness to engage in for Ghana.
Angel FM reviews that Salisu’s seeming disinterest in the national staff is simply because Ghana turned him down when he desired Ghana.
His brother denied the report but could not position to exactly why he was rejected by the complex crew of the Starlet.
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