Ghana Winger Abdul Fatawu Issahaku Joins Former Premier League Champions Leicester City

Ghana Winger Abdul Fatawu Issahaku Joins Former Premier League Champions Leicester City

Lukman Mumuni
updated at August 31, 2023 at 12:29 PM
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  • Abdul Fatawu Issahaku has joined Leicester City
  • The Ghana international joins the Foxes on loan
  • Issahaku moves to England from Portuguese outfit Sporting Lisbon

Highly-rated Ghanaian teen, Abdul Fatawu Isshaku has completed his loan move to former English Premier League champions Leicester City.

The 19-year-old joins the Foxes from Portuguese giants Sporting Lisbon on a season-long loan as he continues his development.

Issahaku, who moved to Sporting Lisbon in 2022, will join his new teammates at the King Power stadium after he gets league and international clearance.

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Fatawu Issahaku has completed his loan move to Leicester City. Credit: @LCFC
Source: Twitter
"Leicester City Football Club can confirm the signing of Abdul Fatawu, with the winger joining on a season-long loan from Sporting Lisbon, subject to league and international clearance," wrote Leicester City on their official website.

Meanwhile, Issahaku believes Leicester City is the best place for him to continue his journey as a footballer.

“I’m so happy. This is an amazing moment for me, I’m happy to be here. For me, from looking at Leicester and how I felt about the coach, here is the best place for me," he said, as quoted by
“This was the best moment for me to join Leicester. I chose them because I think they can grow me and help me mature. [Enzo Maresca] told me about the plans he has for me and how he wants me to play – how he wants to help me in my football.”

The 14 times capped Ghana international has enormous experience on the international stage, playing for the Black Stars at the 2022 FIFA World Cup and the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon, as reported by

The youngster was also player of the tournament when Ghana won the U20 Africa Cup of Nations in Mauritania in 2021.

Issahaku's wonder goal against Algeria

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Ghanaian teenager, Abdul Fatawu Isshaku netted a sensational goal as the Black Meteors earned a 1-1 draw in the Africa U23 Cup of Nations qualifiers on Friday night.

The 19-year-old netted a belter after firing from inside his half to give the Ghana U23 team a deserving lead in Annaba.

However, Algeria left it late after netting an injury time penalty to level the scores ahead of the second-leg in Kumasi on Tuesday.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.