Ghana U23 Hold Algeria in Annaba on Friday Night : Abdul Fatawu Issahaku has set tongues wagging following his world-class beauty against the Algeria U23 national team in Annaba on Friday night during the first leg of the final qualification round tie of the 2023 CAF U23 Africa Cup of Nations that ended 1-1.
The Sporting CP midfielder scored the sensational goal from his own half in the 83rd minute against Algerian goalkeeper Teddy Boulhendi to put Ibrahim Tanko’s side ahead after the home team had missed a penalty in the 79th by Mounsef Bakrar.
The Fennec Foxes were however awarded a second penalty in stoppage time and this time Levante player Chemseddine Bekkouche successfully converted to equalize for Noureddine Ould Ali’s side.
The second leg takes place at the Kumasi Babayara sports stadium on March 28th.
Fatawu does score amazing long-range goals. He produced some during the CAF U20 AFCON in 2021 where he was voted the tournament’s best player.
“It is not a new thing to me, I always do it. I always watch the goalkeeper whenever we’re playing anytime the goalkeeper makes a mistake to come out, I put it behind him,” Fatawu once noted regarding his ability to beat goalkeepers from his own half and around the center circle.
“Before the game my coach called me and talked me, he said he believes in me and I can do more than what I used to do so I have to just try and play all out. When I was going to the stadium I made my mind and said I was going all out and play for Ghana too, that made me perform.” , the Sporting CP player added.
Black Meteors Starting Line – Up :
GK Ibrahim Danlad
Ernest Nuamah Appiah , Samuel Abbey- Ashie Quaye , Augustine Randolf , Emmanuel Essiem , Zubairu Ibrahim , Dominic Nsoliba ,Abdul Fatawu Issahaku , Aaron Essel , David Oppong Afrane , Alex Opoku Sarfo.
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