Head coach of the home based national team, Ibrahim Tanko has heaped praises on Ghanaian young sensation, Abdul Fatawu Issahaku who has stolen lots of headlines in the country for the past weeks due to his outstanding performance for his club and how he's passed through the ranks of three of our national teams this year.
The Steadfast FC midfielder was sensational for the Black Satellites in their quest to conquer the continent in Mauritania just recently finishing as the most valuable player of the tournament.
Also, the 17 year old had lots of backing from Ghanaians to walk into the senior national team but rather had the chance to be part of the Black Stars B team that played Uzbekistan few weeks ago in Tashkent.
His recent tremendous display has earned him the trust and believe of lots of people in Ghana and the latest one is ex- Borussia Dortmund star Ibrahim Tanko who believe the boy deserves to be part of the Black Stars squad at the moment.
Also, the ex- Ghana and Cameroon assistant gaffer added by saying he's known the youngster for a while now and with him staying fit, he will make an impact and play at the highest level of football. He told Happy FM in Accra;
“Fatawu has the quality and he has to join the Black Stars. We have to nurture him because the talent is huge. I have known him since his days at Shooting Stars before I came to meet him again at the national U17 team and U-23 team."
"They played a game at Mc Dan Park and I was discussing with the technical director how well they can play him and Coach Karim Zito went to play him a very wisely at the tournament."
“All I pray for him is to be stay fit because to be great you have to be fit and if he is fit he will go very far."
Just recently, Abdul Fatawu Issahaku, 17, took the match-ball home after bagging a hatrick for his club Steadfast FC in their resounding 4-0 victory over Wa Suntaa FC in their last game of the first phase of the national second tier increasing his goal tally to six so far in the campaign.