Fatawu Issahaku with another fine strike for Black Stars B in defeat to Uzbekistan

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Fatawu Issahaku with another fine strike for Black Stars B in defeat to Uzbekistan.

Tamale Steadfast Fc wonder star Fatawu Issahaku was on target for the Black Stars B in a 2-1 loss to Uzbekistan in a friendly game on Friday afternoon.

Ghana started the game slowly and were punished with a well taken goal by Otabek Shukurov in the penalty box.

Uzbekistan continued to pile the pressure on their counterparts but failed to capitalise missing key chances in the process.

Ghana gradually grew into the game and had their equaliser in the 72nd minute.

Issahaku fired in a powerful free-kick from almost thirty yards confusing the Uzbekistan keeper. He is used to scoring from long range, he did same in Mauritania in the Afcon Championship last month.

Uzbekistan regained their strength and pounced on a defensive error from the Black Stars B to take the lead again, this time through Jaloliddin Masharipov.

It was the first time the Black Stars B were playing a game outside Africa with about 25,000 fans attending the game at Central Stadium in Uzbekistan.

The match against Uzbekistan was used as a dress rehearsal for the Black Stars B as they get ready for the 2021 WAFU Cup of Nations in Nigeria and the upcoming CHAN qualifiers.

Fataw Issahaku has been in sensational form in the past few months, both with U-17, U-20, his club Steadfast fc in the division one league and now in the Black Stars B team.

By Saaka Yakubu Issah

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