EPL star blasted for rejecting Ghana call-ups

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An African star who plies his trade in the Premier League has been blasted for his refusal to honour several Ghana national team call-ups. 

The Black Stars will be without Southampton defender Mohammed Salisu for the Africa Cup of Nations, with the Accra-born centre-back said to have rejected all attempts by the Ghana Football Association (GFA) to get him to play for the national team. 

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As such, Salisu was not included in coach Milovan Rajevac's 30-man preliminary squad for the upcoming AFCON.  

With zero Ghana caps to his name, Salisu's snubbing of national team duty has upset Ghanaian football administrator Alhaji Grusah, who is also the owner of one of the country's top-flight sides, King Faisal. 

"He doesn't respect. I don't know who is advising him," Grusah told Enoch Worlanyo on Asempa FM's SportsNite. 

"I taught his father at the Arabic school. His niece is also my classmate. I've taken steps to talk to him. His mother has also held a meeting with the president of the GFA. 

"But, he hasn't changed his mind yet. He shouldn't forget that he won't play for Southampton for life. After his career, he will come back to Ghana."

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With the final selection set to be announced on Thursday afternoon, AS Roma's Felix Afena-Gyan and Ajax Amsterdam star Kudus Mohammed have also declined call-ups to the AFCON squad, per GhanaWeb.

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