The Steadfast prodigy is in line to make his Black Stars debut towards Bafana Bafana or towards Sao Tome and Principe three days later

Underneath-20 Africa Cup of Nations star Abdul Fatawu Issahaku has been drafted into Ghana’s senior set-up for the upcoming Afcon 2021 qualifying matches towards South Africa and Sao Tome and Principe.

Solely turned 17 earlier this month, the attacker, who captained Ghana on the Wafu Zone B U17 Cup in Togo earlier this 12 months, first caught consideration on the U20 Afcon finals with an audacious purpose from the half-way line to assist the Black Satellites to a 4-Zero opening day victory over Tanzania.

He went on to win the Greatest Participant award on the finish of the event. He at present performs for Steadfast FC within the Ghana second-tier league.

He has been summoned to the Black Stars, alongside Asante Kotoko goalkeeper Danlad Ibrahim and Desires right-back Philemon Baffour.

“Black Stars head coach C.Okay Akonnor has handed name as much as three gamers of the victorious Black Satellites squad,” the Ghana Soccer Affiliation has introduced on its official web site.

“The trio, Ibrahim Danlad, a goalkeeper of Asante Kotoko who was adjudged the general greatest goalkeeper of the Africa U20 Cup of Nations in Mauritania, Philemon Baffour of Desires FC who performs at proper again and Fatawu Issahaku, a participant of Division One facet Steadfast FC who was additionally adjudged the general greatest participant of the Nations cup.

“The three gamers will workforce up with the remainder of the squad on Tuesday, March 16, to proceed preparation for the 2 remaining Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

“Ghana will tackle South Africa on Match 25 earlier than internet hosting São Tomé and Principe 4 days later.

“The Black Stars sit on the prime of Group C with 9 factors and are in quest of a ticket to the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.”

A squad of 24 gamers, together with China-based duo Mubarak Wakaso and Emmanuel Boateng, are already in camp getting ready for the upcoming video games.

Ghana are set to journey for a March 25 assembly with South Africa earlier than returning to host Sao Tome and Principe three days later.

At the moment prime of qualifying Group C, Akonnor’s facet will ebook a spot at Cameroon 2021 with a win in a minimum of one of many two video games.

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