Safiu confesses being nervous in his first game for Kotoko

Playing for Asante Kotoko is the dream of several top players but that surely comes with a different feeling and experience.

Asante Kotoko striker Abdul Fatawu Safiu has revealed he was nervous in his first game for the Porcupine Warriors in the CAF Confederation Cup game against Kariobangi Sharks.

According to Safiu, he was scared before the game and feared it could be the end of his Kotoko career if he fails to live up to the billing.

Speaking in an exclusive interview with, Fatawu admitted being tensed when he was named in the line up for the clash with the Kenyan side.

“My first game against Kariobangi Sharks, wasn’t easy for me. I was scared going to the field when I saw the crowd.

“I said to my self I have to be a man, and I’m a person who likes to pray a lot.

“I said God you have to be with me, if I don’t make it in my first game am not sure I will see my jersey again. I pray and God answered my prayers,” he confessed.

Fatau has since become the fans favourite at the club taking the mantle from his striking partner Sogne Yacouaba.

The former Inter Allies striker is currently the top scorer for the Porcupine Warriors with 8 goals and 7 assists in the NC Special Competition.


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