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2026 World Cup Qualifiers: Fatawu Issahaku, one other player earn Black Stars call-up

2026 World Cup Qualifiers: Fatawu Issahaku, one other player earn Black Stars call-up

Leicester City attacker, Abdul Fatawu Issahaku has been handed a Black Stars call-up ahead of Madagascar and Comoros games in the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

The highly-talented youngster has been handed an invitation to replace Kamaldeen Sulemana who has pulled out of the Black Stars squad due to injury setback.

Medeama SC defender Abdulai Nurudeen has also earned a call-up to the Black Stars after the withdrawal of Abdul Mumin.

A GFA statement reads, “Medeama SC defender Nurudeen Abdulai and Abdul Fatawu Issahaku of Leicester City have been called up in replace of Abdul Mumin and KamalDeen Sulemana for the FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Madagascar and Comoros.

“KamalDeen Sulemana and Abdul Mumin were part of the 25-man squad for the game but have pulled out. Nurudeen and Issahaku have since joined the squad to prepare for the double header.”

The The Black Stars opened camp in Accra Monday ahead of their trip to Kumasi to continue their preparations for the first game against Madagascar scheduled for the Baba Yara Sports stadium on Friday, November 17, 2023.

Ghana will later take on Comoros in Moroni on Tuesday, November 21, 2023.

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