Salisu makes Ghana debut


Southampton defender Mohammed Salisu made his international debut for Ghana this evening against World Cup favourites Brazil.

The 23-year-old was introduced as a half-time substitute for the Black Stars for the friendly that was played in Le Havre, France.

Unfortunately for Salisu, his country already trailed 3-0 by the time of his introduction, with Tottenham’s Richarlison bagging a brace after Paris Saint-Germain defender Marquinhos headed the South Americans in front.

With no further goals in the second half, the centre-back did his chances no harm of earning a first start in Tuesday’s friendly with Nicaragua in Spain.

That will be Ghana’s last match before their World Cup campaign gets under way against Portugal on November 24th.

Elsewhere, Moussa Djenepo was also in action as Mali edged past Zambia 1-0 in another of tonight’s friendly internationals.

Striker El Bilal Touré scored the only goal of the game inside six minutes, with Djenepo named in the starting line-up.

Armel Bella-Kotchap will have to wait at least another three days to make his senior debut for Germany, having been an unused substitute for the 1-0 home defeat to surprise group leaders Hungary in the Nations League.

The defender will hope to be involved at Wembley against England, for whom James Ward-Prowse was not called upon for the 1-0 loss against Italy that consigned the Three Lions to relegation to League B.