Fatawu Mohammed, the captain for 2020-21 Ghana Premier League winners Accra Hearts of Oak SC is a perfect candidate for the right-back position at the Black Stars at the moment.
The 29-year-old is the perfect replacement for the right-back position in the absence of English Championship side Reading FC player Andy Yiadom who dazzled last Friday against Ethiopia at the Cape Coast stadiums.
With Yiadom’s absence due to the Covid-19 traveling restrictions in the UK preventing him from playing for Ghana against South Africa on Monday evening in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers game, there’s a need for a trusted right-back to take his place in the team.
Due to the fact that Yiadom is unavailable for selection in Monday’s encounter, the Stars will have no option than to find a perfect replacement which leaves CK Akonnor, the Ghana coach with no option than to call on Hearts of Oak SC captain, Fatawu Mohammed for Monday’s epic clash at the FNB stadium in Johannesburg.
Fatawu has been a pivot and a consistent performer leading his club to end their 12 years trophy drought in the past season as the Rainbow Boys beat rivals Asante Kotoko SC to the GPL title with four points difference at the end of the season.
At 29, the Phobians leader has all the required requisite a right-back nerds to fill out the vacuum created in Black Stars right-side of defense in their upcoming encounter against South Africa.
This season in the domestic top-flight, the long-serving Hearts player and captain led his team to win their sixth double in the history of the club and won led the Rainbow family to lifting their first league title since 2009.
His performance in the FA Cup was also enormous and glaring for everyone to see as he converted his spot-kick from 12 yards and helping his club to win the competition to complete the domestic double and write his name in the history books of the big Oak Tree club.
Fatawu has also been part of the Black Stars B team for a while now and was a delight to watch throughout the 2019 WAFU Cup in Senegal, helping Ghana to finish 2nd to the host in the tournament.
He has been one of the most consistent players on the domestic scene since he joined Hearts and with his experience with the B team of the Stars, Fatawu is in a great place to play for Ghana on Monday evening against Bafana Bafana.
Fatawu is a hard-working defender, full of attacking threats and also defends so well under pressure and that’s exactly what the team needs, experience, and composure from the backline when they come up against South Africa who are in search of their first win after drawing in their first game against Zimbabwe on the road.
Fatawu is a perfect candidate with the right CV to fill the position as Ghana’s right-back on Monday as the Black Stars seek to pick all three points at stake to stay on top of the table.
The game will come off at the FNB stadium on Monday evening with Kickoff Time scheduled at 4 pm Ghana time.