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Abdul Fatawu

Abdul Fatawu Issahaku commonly known as Abdul Fatawu, is a Ghanaian professional footballer who plays as a winger for EFL Championship club Leicester City, on loan from Sporting CP, and the Ghana national team.

Rising Star at Steadfast FC

In his second season with Steadfast FC, Fatawu's exceptional talent shines as he scores 12 goals, provides 12 assists, and earns 8 man of the match awards in 14 league matches.

European Interest and Loan to Dreams FC

Following the Africa U-20 Cup of Nations, Fatawu attracts interest from European clubs like Liverpool and Bayer Leverkusen. He joins Dreams FC on loan until 2022, gaining recognition as one of the best African prospects by The Guardian.

Sporting CP Signing and Transition

Fatawu signs a five-year contract with Sporting CP, dispelling rumors of a move to Liverpool. Due to age restrictions, he trains with the U-23 side before joining the first team for the 2022–23 season.

Preparing for Sporting CP Debut

Fatawu is named in Sporting CP's pre-season squad and participates in training and friendly matches to integrate into the first-team setup.

Debut and Impact at Sporting CP

Fatawu makes his first-team debut for Sporting CP, coming on as a substitute in a 3–0 victory over Rio Ave, showcasing his potential on the professional stage.

Loan Move to Leicester City

Fatawu secures a season-long loan to EFL Championship side Leicester City from Sporting CP. He makes a significant impact, scoring his first hat-trick in a 5–0 win against Southampton in April 2024.

 

First Ghanaian in history to score a hat-trick in the EFL Championship

Abdul Fatawu Issahaku made history by scoring his first career hat-trick for Leicester City against Southampton, becoming the first Ghanaian player to achieve this feat in the EFL Championship, as part of a pivotal 5-0 victory that propelled Leicester City closer to Premier League promotion, with Issahaku also providing an assist in the match following his impactful performance against West Bromwich Albion.