Fatawu Issahaku: Ghana Winger Wins Young Player of the Year Award at Leicester City

Fatawu Issahaku: Ghana Winger Wins Young Player of the Year Award at Leicester City

Lukman Mumuni
updated at May 1, 2024 at 11:08 AM
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  • Abdul Fatawu Issahaku has scooped an award on loan at Leicester
  • The Ghana youngster starred in his maiden campaign for the Foxes
  • Leicester City have been crowned champions in the Championship

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Abdul Fatawu Issahaku crowned a magnificent night at the Leicester City Awards with the Best Young Player accolade.

The 20-year-old Sporting Lisbon loanee played a pivotal role in Leicester's Premier League return, with his hat-trick against Southampton sealing promotion before their trip to Preston North End last Monday.

He also delivered an assist as the Foxes were crowned champions of the English Championship following a 3-0 victory at Preston.

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Fatawu Issahaku receives his Best Young Player Award at Leicester City on April 30, 2024. Photo: Plumb Images/Leicester City FC.
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While the King Power outfit have started the process of making his loan move permanent, the former Steadfast FC player was named the Best Young Player for the 2023/24 season, as sighted on the club's official website.

Issahaku scored seven goals and delivered 13 assists in his first campaign in England, per Transfermarkt.

Meanwhile, teammate Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall was named the Men's Player of the Year while Jutta Rantala won the Women's Player of the Year.

Issahaku is hoping to continue his stay in England, having met the terms of his loan deal, which included making over 60% of appearances in the league.

Issahaku hits Azonto dance during celebrations

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Ghanaian winger, Issahaku performed the Azonto dance as he celebrated Leicester's English Championship triumph.

The Black Stars forward and his teammates were declared champions after beating Preston North End 3-0 on Monday night at the Deepdale Stadium.

Issahaku served the assist for Kasey McAteer's goal and Leicester's third in the victory on the road.

Issahaku shines in Leicester's win

Sports Brief also reported that Issahaku registered his 20th goal contribution as Leicester City strolled past Preston North End on Monday night.

Having confirmed their Premier League return following Leeds United's defeat to Queens Park Rangers last Friday, the Foxes needed a win to consolidate their place at the top of the table.

The former English champions wrapped up the title in style after beating Preston North End 3-0 at the Deepdale Stadium on Monday night.

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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.