Issahaku Abdul Fatawu
Date of birth: 08/03/2004 (17 years old)
Place of birth: Ghana
Youth career: Steadfast FC
Current club: Steadfast FC
Squad number: —
Current national team: Ghana U-20
Position: central midfielder, attacking midfielder, winger
Preferred foot: left
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): 100.000 €
Tournaments participated in: 2021 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations (6/2)
Contract until: unknown
Player’s agent: unknown
Transfer rumours: —
Similar type of player: Giovani Lo Celso
– ball control
– still has a margin to improve his defensive positioning and tactical awareness
Style of play:
– roaming playmaker
– versatile player who can play multiple positions such as advanced playmaker or winger
– creative player with very good technical ability, 1vs1 short-dribbling skills, close ball control, fast direction shifts in possession and vision to make through passes to the teammates providing dynamism to the team’s last offensive third plays
– midfielder who sees the game differently from most revealing creativity, cleverness at his off-the-ball movements, great vision and passing ability orchestrating or providing dynamism to the team’s build-up process with ease and effectiveness
– player that always tries to find a vertical option in his game, so he is very capable of pushing his team forward to finishing positions
– very good pace, agility, and coordination
– able to deliver pinpoint passes and crosses
– likes to shoot from distance
– excellent balance and changes of pace
– very strong in 1v1 situations, unpredictable and very confident of his skills
– very mobile player who covers a lot of space
– tireless runner with a very high work rate
– displays a natural technique to take fast decisions in tight spaces/press-resistant player
– equally useful in combinational and counterattacking style
– set-piece specialist
Fataw’s intelligent movement between the lines – he drops deeper to get the ball and orchestrates the movement of his team.
Fataw intercepts the ball in the middle of the pitch and scores with an amazing lob.
He is best suited to playing as:
Central midfielder in 4-3-3.
2021 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations winner with Ghana.
2021 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations best player.
League summary (as for 9 March 2021):
Issahaku Abdul Fatawu is considered to be one of the most talented teenagers in Ghana and maybe the whole Africa. Despite being only 16, he was one of the leaders and best players of the Ghana national team at the 2021 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations. Ghana won the gold medal and Fatawu was named as the most valuable player of the tournament.
“Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Andrew Dede Ayew are the players I used to learn from, especially Ayew he is my senior and I always watch his videos. He always wants to win and that’s the mind-set I have as well.”
(Issahaku Abdul Fatawu)
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
Player has the potential to become a key player in a top European club.