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Karim Zito urges GPL referees to protect Fatawu Issahaku

By Vincent Ashitey
Fatawu Issahaku
Fatawu Issahaku
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Dreams FC head coach, Karim Zito has made a passionate appeal to referees to protect Fatawu Issahaku.


According to Zito, the 17-year-old has some qualities of Ghana legend Abedi Pele. 

Speaking at his post interview after the 3-3 draw against Great Olympics, he said the skillset and threat of Issahaku means he will be always be a target for the opposition, and as a result, Ghana Premier League referees should protect the teenager.

“Fatawu is the next Abedi Pele and the referees have to guide him and this is what they do in Europe especially when a player comes out. Definitely clubs would come with a plan against him just to injure him and at the end of the day Ghana loses and I pray God to protect him from injuries,” Zito said.

Issahaku will be looking to extend his form as Dreams face Bechem United in round 5 of the premier league.

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The 17-year-old has been one of the exciting wingers in the Ghana Premier League since completing his switch from the lower tier side  Steadfast FC to Dreams FC.

In Dreams’ fixture with Great Olympics, Fatawu proved once again why he was the crave of some of Europe’s top clubs. The teenager scored two goals of the highest quality to earn Dreams FC a point in their 3-3 draw with Great Olympics.

Dreams are currently 4th on the table and have scored eight goals in 4 games. Issahaku in 4 games, has scored 4 of Dreams’ 8.