The captain of Ghana Premier League giants Accra Hearts of Oak Fatawu Mohammed has received a last minute call up on Friday by Akwesi Appiah into the senior national team ahead of Ghana’s much awaited AFCON qualifying games against South Africa and Sao Tome and Principe.
Ghana Black Starts have been hit with some injury worries which have saw Deportivo Alaves midfielder Mubarak Wakaso ruled out of Ghana’s clashes against the Bafana Bafana and Sao Tome earlier this week, and today, former Esperance wing-back Harrison Afful’s call up to Black Stars has been terminated due to latest injury.
Initially, it was understood that Ghana boss Akwesi Appiah would offer no player the chance to replace Wakaso, but with the latest inclusion of Afful to Black Stars’ injury list, Appiah has changed his decision to Fatawu his first Black Stars call up.
Fatawu had quite impressive participation in the 2019 WAFU tournament, helping Ghana to reach the final of the tournament. Albeit the Hearts skipper missed his kick in the final game against Senegal, his eye-catching performance throughout the competition caught the scouting eye of the Ghana boss.
Fatawu’s call up now send the tally of Local players in the current Black Stars squad to three, joining Asante Kotoko’s first choice keeper Felix Anan and WAFU Golden boot winner Abdul Shafiu Mumuni- who plays for Ashanti Gold.
Fatawu would have to fight for starting line up at the right full back position whiles Harrison Afful sits home battling with injury.