– Fatawu Issahaku played a key role in Ghana’s qualification to the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup.
-The 2021 Caf U-20 Afcon winner joined Sporting CP on a five-year contract.
Portuguese club Sporting Lisbon, have written to the Ghana Football Association to excuse promising attacker Abdul Fatawu Issahaku from the Black Stars team that will particpate in a four-nation tournament in June as part of their preparations for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
The Black Stars after their two 2023 Nations Cup qualification games against Madagascar and the Central African Republic, will fly to Japan for the tournament.
However, Sporting CP wants the country;s football govering body to release Fatawy Issahaku after the two games in other to join his teammates for their pre-season, Sportsworldghana.com can exclusively report.
The four-nation competition is dubbed Kirin Super Cup 2022 and will be hosted by Japan between Friday, June 10 to Tuesday, June 14, serving as build-up to the World Cup.
The Black Stars will face the likes of Japan, Chile and Tunisia. Among the four nations to be involved in the tournament, only Chile failed to make it to the Mundial, which will be held in Qatar later this year.
Ghana will play Japan in the opening game of the friendly tournament on June 10 while Chile and Tunisia go head-to-head in the other game.
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Issahaku, was on Thursday 26th May, 2022 named in Ghana coach Otto Addo’s thirty-three man-squad for the Afcon qualifiers and the pre-World Cup tournament.
Below is the Black Stars full squad: