Karim Zito implores referees to protect Abdul Fatawu Issahaku

Published on: 24 November 2021

Dreams FC head coach, Karim Zito has implored Ghana Premier League referees to protect Abdul Fatawu Issahaku.

The young winger has been impressive since joining the Dawu based club from Steadfast FC prior to the start of the 2021/22 football season.

Issahaku put up another massive performance against Dreams FC in the matchday four games over the weekend.

The teenager scored two goals of the highest quality to earn Dreams FC a point in their 3-3 draw with the Wonder Club.

Speaking in his post-match presser, Zito likened Issahaku to legend, Abedi Pele.

He indicated that the skillset and threat of Issahaku means he will always be a target for the opposition, and as a result wants Ghana Premier League referees to 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 added.

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.

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