Valladolid· The pucelano club took him out of misery and this Wednesday he made his debut with the first team
ANDThe central left-hander of Valladolid B debuted with the first team of Pucela, in the match of the Copa del Rey against Getafe. A player that surprises everyone and that in his country, he earned the nickname of 'Umtiti de Ghana'. And is that the playerblanquivioleta is a profile very similar to that of Samuel Umtiti.
Salisú, football, has greatqualityHe is technically very good and has a strong physique where the passing game is one of his strengths. Team footballer, to whomhe likes to have the ball and play from behindin an elegant way
Salisú, personally, isMuslim, shy, very strong psychologicallyand he knows very well what he wants. A boy tooserious and somewhat stingy: all the money you earn is given to your family so that you do not miss anything.
Last season he came to Valladolid in the winter market to reinforce thejuvenile A,but he could only play six games, since he was uploadedto the subsidiary. His arrival was key for B to be saved and I ended up training with the first team. All this led him to do thepreseason with Sergio González.
The technicianFran Castaño was the one who discovered Salisú:"I spent six years in Africa and in Ghana a Talent Academy was opened, we go to different countries looking for kids for the Academy with the aim of giving them accommodation, food, school … In short, try to get them out of poverty and give them a better future, to train them, in all senses, and to give them an exit to Europe, I discovered Salisú on a trip through the center of Ghana.I saw him and he hit me"
What most caught the attention of Valladolid player was:"His plant and how he stood and played on a field … African". When Castaño told him about the possibility of signing for Pucela's, he did not think about it: "He was delighted. He baited me with eyes of not believing it."
The life of Salisú was not easy at all.His father abandoned them and it was he who became and takes care of his family – mother and two little brothers -."We talked to the mother to tell her that her son, at 17, could play in Spain, and she only asked us, are they going to take care of him? We answered that of course and she gave him the blessing to do well in football Now, mother and brothers, they are happy to see that Salisú is very happy with the decision made. "
Moreover, the signing of Salisú by Valladolid made"the family would come out of misery, they had nothing", explains Fran Castaño, who points out: "Of course, the mother and her two brothers are still living in Ghana, for now, but happy to see the 'father of the family' happy."
Six months after being at the Talent Academy, "the possibility of sending him to Valladolid arose, since Víctor Fernández and Alberto Marcos saw him and liked him a lot." The bet was clear.What's more, I remember that Víctor Fernández, when he saw him, said he was a first-class player", remembers Fran Castaño.
And what is life, of almost not knowing his father, and when he started playing in the world of football,it was the father who tried to contact him."These are things that happen frequently."
Seeing him debut with the first team was a dream for all of his people. "The guys at the Academy are crazy. He is the first boy who goes to Spain and seeing him there for them is an example. "
Fran Castaño is the director of the Academy, coach, father … and the 32 boys who now have in the Academy lived a thousand per thousand Getafe-Valladolid: "We put a TV to see it and the guys enjoyed it, as well as many neighbors from the area that came to see him.Without doubt, Ghana is from Valladolid, and the match seemed like the Champions final.Of course, for everyone, it was. His friend was on the field. "