The 27-year-old has made several appearances in LaLiga and the Turkish Super Lig.

I-League’s newest entrants Mohammedan SC are close to completing the signing of Ghanaian Mohammed Fatau, Khel Now can confirm. A defensive midfielder by trade, Fatau will feature for the Black Panthers in the upcoming 2020-21 I-League season that is all set to kick-off later in the year.

“Mohammed Fatau is all set to sign for Mohammedan SC,” a source close to the developments informed Khel Now. Born in Accra, the capital of Ghana, Fatau began his career with Asante Kotoko’s academy in 2009. A year later, he joined Serie A side Udinese and was immediately slotted into their youth team. Slowly he rose through the ranks, before earning his first senior move to LaLiga side Granada CF in 2011.

In his first two seasons with Granada, the club sent Fatau out on loanto Cadiz and San Roque, who featured in the Tercera Division, the fourth tier of Spanish football. He eventually returned to his parent club in 2013 and made his debut for their first-team a few weeks later, coming on as a substitute in the last five minutes of a 2–1 away league victory over CA Osasuna on August 18.

After making nine league appearances that season, the midfielder was loaned out once again, this time to Rayo Vallecano ahead of the 2014-15 campaign. He made 10 more league appearances that term, including two matches against Cristiano Ronaldo’s Real Madrid. A year later, he moved to second division side UD Almeria and followed it up with switches to Turkish Super Lig side Gaziantepspor, Saudi Pro League club Al-Qadsiyah and Kuwait City-based Al-Kuwait (loan).

Mohammed Fatau last played for Swedish fourth division side IFK Lulea and is now all set to resume his career in India, where he will play for Mohammedan SC next season.

Meanwhile, Mohammedan SC recently qualified for the upcoming edition of the I-League after winning the qualification tournament that concluded on October 19. With three wins and a draw in four matches, the Kolkata giants remained undefeated, as they fended off stiff competition from Bhawanipore FC, FC Bengaluru United, Garhwal FC and ARA FC to qualify for the second tier.

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Two days ago, the Black Panthers also announced UEFA Pro License holder and former FC Pune City, Punjab FC and Shillong Lajong coach Jose Hevia as their new boss. Under his tutelage, the club will definitely look to create a solid impact in the I-League, after entering the competition for the first time since 2015.

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