Ghana defender Mohammed Salisu marked his long-awaited debut for AS Monaco in a triumphant 2-1 victory against Rennes during the French Ligue’s 15th-week fixtures.
The talented center-back, who inked a five-year deal with Monaco at the season’s commencement, overcame initial setbacks caused by a persistent injury.
Monaco’s right-back Vanderson ignited the scoreboard in the 51st minute after a goalless first half, setting the stage for a compelling encounter.
Youssouf Fofana extended Monaco’s lead in the 85th minute, securing a commanding position.
Rennes managed a late consolation goal through Bourigeaud’s penalty in the 90th minute.
Despite receiving a yellow card in the 62nd minute, Salisu showcased resilience and dedication, earning a commendable 7.6 rating for his spirited performance.
The Ghanaian defender now aims to maintain fitness, harbouring aspirations of reclaiming a spot in the Black Stars squad for the upcoming 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) set to take place in Ivory Coast.
Salisu’s successful debut adds a promising chapter to his football journey with AS Monaco, highlighting his potential impact on both club and international stages.
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