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Fatawu Issahaku’s incredible career journey


In 2019, at the age of fifteen, Issahaku started his career with Tamale based club Steadfast Fc in the Zone One of the Division One League, the Ghanaian second tier. During his debut season, he immediately established himself as one of the most talented players in the league, scoring eight goals and assisting five in 13 matches before the league was halted due to the Covid 19 Pandemic.

his second season, he scored 12 goals and made 12 assists in 14 league matches and picked up 8 man of the match awards.In October 2021, Issahaku joined Dreams on a loan until 2022.In the same month, He was included in The Guardian’s "Next Generation 2021", described by them as "arguably the best African prospect of his generation". 

In 2022, he was signed by Sporting CP as he was an under age player at the time of his signing, and with the season already on hold, he couldn't be registered with the first-team until the 2022/23 season, then, he began to train with the B team until available to play for the professional team.

Issahaku represented Ghana and served as captain of the National Under 17 team in 2020, playing during the 2021 Under 17 Cup of Nations Qualifiers.

The following year, due to his impressive form, he was promoted into the under 20 squad despite being much younger than most part of his teammates. He was later selected to take part in the in the qualifiers.

During the competition, he played all of the Black Satellites' matches, scoring two goals in the group stages to help his side win the title for the fourth time in its history. In that occasion, he was also adjudged as the Best Player of the Tournament.

In March 2021, after his exploits with the U-20 side, he was given his first call-up to the Black Stars challenge against South Africa and Sao Tome and Principe in two qualifying matches  for the Africa Cup of Nations.

He scored a free-kick goal against Uzbekistan when the Black Stars' B Team played Uzbekistan  at the Markaziy Stadium. Even though the game ended 2–1 for Uzbekistan. Fatawu was highly praised by his performance.

In September 2021, Fatawu made his debut for the Black Stars in a 3–1 victory over Zimbabwe in the 2022 World Cup Qualifiers.

Till now, the younger has become one of the forces the Senior National Team cannot do away with.

Source: Wikipedia

Source : Osafo Boamah

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