Medeama duo Abdul Hamid Fatawu and Jonathan Sowah impressed on their Ghana debut as the Black Stars recorded a 3-1 victory over Liberia in a friendly on Tuesday.
Fatawu, who lasted the entire duration at the Accra Sports Stadium, received a last-minute call-up to the national team to replace the injured Baba Rahman.
With little time to prepare, the left-back rose to the occasion. Throughout the match, he displayed poise, composure, and defensive prowess that belied his relative inexperience on the international stage. Fatawu’s ability to seamlessly adapt to the demands of the national team hinted at a bright future ahead.
Joining him on the field was his Medeama teammate, Jonathan Sowah, whose ten-minute cameo left an indelible mark on the game. Sowah’s involvement in the build-up to Ghana’s third goal, which was scored by Jordan Ayew, showcased his football intelligence and the potential to make a significant impact in future matches.
What makes Fatawu and Sowah’s performances even more noteworthy is the message they send about the wealth of talent in the Ghanaian domestic league.
There is a persistent narrative about the untapped potential of local talent. This narrative has been given a fresh breath of life, thanks to the duo from the reigning Ghana Premier League champions.