26.02.2021 Football News

U-20 Afcon: Black Satellites midfielder Abdul Fatawu Issahaku likened to Ghana football legend Abedi Pele

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Abdul Fatawu Issahaku
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Abdul Fatawu Issahaku

Black Satellites head coach, Abdul Karim Zito has likened midfielder, Abdul Fatawu Issahaku to Ghana football legend, Abedi Pele.

The Steadfast FC star has been impressive in the ongoing CAF U-20 Youth Championship in Mauritania.

The 16-year-old has scored twice and has played in all Black Satellites games.

But Issahaku speaking to Cafonline.com named Barcelona and Argentine ace, Lionel Messi, Swansea City and Ghana captain, Andre Ayew and Juventus and Portugal legend, Cristiano Ronaldo as his idols.

“Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Andrew Dede Ayew these are the players I used to learn from, especially Ayew he is my senior and I always watch his videos," he said.

"He always wants to win and that’s the mindset I have as well.”

The highly-rated midfielder further said his ambition is to continue his development in Europe.

“I’m hoping and praying for things to go well because am hoping after this tournament I will be happy to also be in Europe to continue my career.

“I’ll still work hard to make things possible so that we can go outside of Ghana and continue my development,” Fatawu concluded.

Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah

Sports Journalist