Fatawu Issahaku reacts to Black Stars call up after FA Cup exit

Gati Jesse

Gati Jesse

Published on March 19, 2024

Despite Leicester City’s departure from the English FA Cup, winger Fatawu Issahaku remains focused on his national team obligations with Ghana. The Ghana international started and played 63 minutes as Leicester City lost 4-2 at Stamford Bridge. Leicester City, who had come back from 2-0 down to tie the score against Chelsea, faced late drama as a red card allowed the Blues to capitalise and win 4-2 in stoppage time, securing their place in the competition’s quarterfinals.

Fatawu Issahaku expressed his sadness with Leicester City’s exit from the English FA Cup, stating that his focus was now on assisting Ghana in their next tasks. “Alhamdulilai, disappointing yesterday, and thank you to the travelling fans for your incredible support. Time for national duty, and we’ll be back shortly to focus on our major goal,” Fatawu Issahaku posted on X, formerly known as Twitter. Although Leicester City’s FA Cup campaign has ended, Issahaku is poised to join the Black Stars under new coach Otto Addo, who is known to respect the young talent.

Fatawu Issahaku

The four-time African champions are set to begin their mission of recovery with two international friendlies against archrivals Nigeria and Uganda later this month. Despite missing out on the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), Issahaku has been an important player for Leicester City since signing in the summer, scoring three goals and providing ten assists in 31  Championship matches. Looking ahead, Issahaku hopes to continue his efforts to Leicester City as they seek to return to the Premier League after being relegated last season. Furthermore, there are continuing talks about making his loan move from Sporting CP permanent.



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