Fatawu Issahaku Nets First Career Hat Trick to Lead Leicester Closer to EPL Promotion: Video

Fatawu Issahaku Nets First Career Hat Trick to Lead Leicester Closer to EPL Promotion: Video

Lukman Mumuni
updated at April 24, 2024 at 6:46 AM
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  • Abdul Fatawu Issahaku has scored his first career hat-trick
  • The Ghanaian forward helped Leicester to victory on Tuesday
  • The Foxes thrashed Southampton in the English Championship

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Ghanaian forward, Abdul Fatawu Issahaku, produced a man-of-the-match performance for Leicester City with his first career hat-trick against Southampton.

The 20-year-old forward also delivered an assist in the 5-0 victory over the Saints on Tuesday night (April 23), leading the Foxes closer to Premier League promotion.

Having played a pivotal role in Saturday's victory at West Bromwich Albion, Isshaku opened the scoring at the King Power Stadium, finishing off a brilliant assist from Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall.

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Fatawu Issahaku celebrates after scoring a hat-trick against Southampton in the English Championship on April 23, 2024. Photo: Alex Livesey.
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Nigeria midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi, doubled Leicester's lead on the hour mark before Issahaku added his second of the game with a sensational curler.

He then turned provider after his cross was met in the box by veteran forward, Jamie Vardy, making it 4-0 for the hosts.

The victory sends the Foxes four points clear at the top of the table and they could make a quick return to the Premier League with a few more positive results.

The Ghana international, who is on loan from Sporting Lisbon, has netted six goals and provided 12 assists since joining Leicester last summer, per Transfermarkt.

Meanwhile, his compatriot, Kamaldeen Sulemana, was an unused substitute for Southampton despite recovering from an injury that kept him out of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.

Issahaku flies mother to England for Leicester game

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Issahaku flew his mother to England to watch him play for in the Championship for Leicester City.

The 20-year-old forward starred as the Foxes recovered from going a goal down to beat Norwich City 3-1 at the King Power Stadium.

The former Ghana U20 star saw 88 minutes of action before he was replaced by James Justin, with his mum cheering from the stands.

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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.