Africa U-20 best player, Abdul Fataw Issahaku made his first start for the Black Stars in a friendly encounter against Soccer Intellectuals on Wednesday, October 6, 2021.
The 2021 Afcon U-20 Championship Overall best player, continued his staggering form as he found the back of the net twice as the Black Stars run riot over Soccer Intellectuals in an 8-0 victory.
The goals will boost the youngsters chance’s of finding his way to coach Milovan Rajevac starting lineup in Ghana’s World Cup Qualifiers double header against Zimbabwe.
Ghana kept a clean sheet to claim a very convincing victory at the Cape Coast Stadium ahead of the crucial 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification match against Zimbabwe.
The good news for Rajevac is that all goals were scored by attackers with youngsters Kamaldeen Sulemana and Fatawu Isshaku scoring two each.
Other goalscorers were Benjamin Tetteh, Mohammed Kudus, Yaw Yeboah, Joel Fameye and the in-form FC Rennes attacker Kamal Deen Sulemana who also bagged a brace.
Black Stars scored four in the first half and replicated the same number in the second department with Soccer Intellectuals restricted to half chances.
The team will continue preparations for Saturday’s match on Thursday. They are expected to wrap up preparations on Friday.
Ghana will be hoping for victory against Zimbabwe in Cape Coast on October 9. Both teams will come up against each again in Harare next week Tuesday.
Ghana need wins in both games to remain in contention to qualify for the World Cup in Qatar.
By Saaka Yakubu Issah