Ghanaian sensation Abdul Fatawu Issahaku has joined the senior men’s national team – Black Stars – ahead of this month’s international friendlies against Morocco and neighbouring Cote d’Ivoire.
Fatawu Issahaku, who has spent the past couple of weeks in Europe seeking for his next move in his meteoric rise since the Under 20 Africa Cup Of Nations.
He arrived in the nation’s capital on Thursday evening and is expected to join his team mates in Cape Coast as they prepare to depart for Morocco.
The Steadfast FC player was billed to join Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen but a myriad of issues capped by unsuccessful negotiations between Issahaku’s representatives and Leverkusen.
In came Liverpool with support from Nike to lure the in-demand midfielder to Anfield however per widespread reports, Liverpool who are yet to announce his deal will ship the Ghanaian to Sporting Lisbon for first team experience and also the club’s inability to secure work permit for Issahaku.
He previously featured for the Ghana U17 team before gaining promotion to the U20 side to make his bow during the U20 Africa Cup of Nations at age 16.
Fatawu Issahaku managed to score two goals and an assist in 6 matches during the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations tourney held in Mauritania.
Fatawu Issahaku capped off the competition with the winner’s medal as well as booting with the Most Valuable Player in the u-20 AFCON and made the Best XI of the tournament.
He has since been drafted into the national under 23, Black Meteors and subsequently to the senior men’s national team is not far away.