Ahead of their Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matches against South Africa and Sao Tome and Principe, Ghana have called up a 17-year-old wonderkid to their senior squad!
Abdul Fatawu Issahaku, who plays for Steadfast FC, has received a maiden call-up to Ghana’s first team ahead of the Black Stars’ upcoming AFCON qualifiers against Bafana Bafana and Sao Tome and Principe.
The 17-year-old attacker starred for his country at the U20 AFCON finals, where he gained notoriety for an incredible goal from the halfway line in a 4-0 win over Tanzania before he later went on to win the player of the tournament.
Issahaku, who was believed to celebrate his birthday earlier this month, is one of three players to have been added to Ghana’s squad ahead of their international fixtures, though it is very much the young talent's name being in the mix that seems to have excited many.
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"Black Stars head coach C.K Akonnor has handed call up to three players of the victorious Black Satellites squad," the Ghana Football Association has announced on its official website.
"The trio, Ibrahim Danlad, a goalkeeper of Asante Kotoko who was adjudged the overall best goalkeeper of the Africa U20 Cup of Nations in Mauritania, Philemon Baffour of Dreams FC who plays at right back and Fatawu Issahaku, a player of Division One side Steadfast FC who was also adjudged the overall best player of the Nations cup.
"The three players will team up with the rest of the squad on Tuesday, March 16, to continue preparation for the two remaining Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.
"Ghana will take on South Africa on Match 25 before hosting São Tomé and Principe four days later.
"The Black Stars sit at the top of Group C with 9 points and are in search of a ticket to the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon."