Leicester City and Ghanaian winger Abdul Fatawu Issahaku has revealed his admiration for Black Stars captain Andre Dede Ayew, describing the opportunity to play alongside him in the National Men’s Football Team as a “privilege.”
In an exclusive interview with Leicester City Football Club’s official media, Issahaku expressed his disappointment following his dismissal in a recent 3-1 derby loss to Coventry City in a Sky Bet Championship game. However, he also took the opportunity to elaborate on why he considers Dede Ayew his football idol, especially after having the chance to play alongside him.
Reflecting on his admiration for Ayew, Issahaku explained, “When I was coming up, I looked up to André, I liked how he was playing and how much passion he had for football. He always gave his all to the team and, at that time, I just loved him. I wanted to be like him, and now I play with him for Ghana.”
Describing the experience of sharing the field with Ayew, Issahaku expressed his excitement and gratitude, highlighting Ayew’s guidance and advice during their time together. He remarked, “It was so amazing to be on a field with him. It was a great feeling to meet him. The most exciting part was, when I went there, he guided me. He started to give me advice about the game and how to improve.”
Issahaku, who is currently on loan with Leicester City from Sporting Lisbon, has been in impressive form, notching two goals and eight assists in 24 league appearances.