Sporting Lisbon manager Ruben Amorim reacts to Fatawu Issahaku’s goal for Ghana against Nicaragua

Published on: 30 September 2022

Manager for Portuguese club Sporting Lisbon, Ruben Amorim has described the goal scored by Abdul Fatawu Issahaku against Nicaragua as a good strike.

According to the manager, the club has always believed in the player and believes he will be an important asset to the team in the future.

“We believe in Fatawu, it is for today and for tomorrow,” Ruben Amorim said at a press conference.

Ahead of Sporting Lisbon's match against Gil Vicente, coach Ruben Amorim explained why the Ghana winger needs time to play regularly for the Portuguese club.

“The reality of Fatawu is very different from ours. He played against Nicaragua, I don't want to take credit for it, but you have to see the difference in the football we are playing, it's a completely different world. Fatawu did not have Mateus Fernandes' school and other players did and he is making that transition,” the Sporting Lisbon coach said.

The gaffer continued, “The B team has more time to prepare these players, to teach sometimes basic things that for us are taken for granted and that they don't have and Fatawu is to go through that moment. He has fantastic potential, he has fantastic physical ability, but there are basic things in the game that he has yet to learn. As we are always preparing games, as we have the requirement to win every game, sometimes we don't have the necessary time that Fatawu deserves.”