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Abdul Fatawu Issahaku Named U-20 AFCON Player Of The Tournament


Ghana’s Abdul Fatawu Issahaku was named the Total Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) player of the tournament after his dazzling displays for the Black Satellites led to their victory in Mauritania.

Issahaku scored twice for the Ghanaians en route to winning their fourth title, but it was his artistry of the ball and efficiency in Ghana’s attacking flow, coupled with his dead-ball mastery that caught the eye of the Technical Study Group (TSG) which crowned him best.

“I feel delighted and privileged to win this award, but more so happy that as a team we won the trophy for the Ghanaian people. This is a motivation for us to keep working and hopefully, we can take new and bigger steps in our careers,” Isahaku stated.

The left-footed forward also made it to the tournament’s best XI, starring in a three-man attack that has Ugandan Derrick Kakooza, who won the Golden Boot with five goals, and Burkina Faso’s Joffrey Bazie.

Ghana goalkeeper Danlad Ibrahim who won the tournament’s Golden Glove also makes the tournament’s best XI. Another finalist who made the best team is Ugandan left-back Abdul Aziz Kayondo.

About Samuel A. Boakye-Buckman

Samuel A. Boakye-Buckman (popularly known as Dada Oliseh) is a self-motivated young journalist with a passion for telling stories better with pictures. He is the founder, owner, editor, and bankroller of He has a vast experience in the reporting of football-related activities in Ghana and beyond. A former employee of Hearts News (official mouthpiece of Accra Hearts of Oak), 90 minutes sports paper, National Sports Authority,,, and, Samuel is one of the few energetic and self-motivated young journalist in Ghana with a large following on social media, especially Facebook ( He is well known for his frequent updates from all over the country with pictures to match. He is also a correspondent for a few international websites, including CAF. In recent times, he has introduced, as part of his many talents, the live streaming of matches and football-related activities. He is also the originator and photographer of Dada Oliseh Photos. He lives in Accra Ghana.

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