Accra Hearts of Oak defender Fatawu Mohammed says he is enjoying combining national duty with playing for the club despite the challenges involved in the two roles.

 

Fatawu earned a first ever call-up to the local Black Stars in May and he has slowly established himself as one of the key men for Kwesi Appiah’s Team B side.

 

The defender has been combining two roles at both national and club level, playing in both defensive and offensive positions on the flanks on match-days.

 

And Fatawu says he’s adjusting to the new life of shuffling for club and country.

“It was not easy [in the beginning],” he told accraheartsofoaksc.com about his latest role.

 

“As a player, you have to serve your country and at the same time you also have to serve your club so when national assignments come, you have to adjust and go and serve your country. And that is what I have done.

 

“It has been very difficult combining the national team and my club responsibilities because at the national side, we train two times a day but at the club side, we train once a day so when you come back you get fatigued but that is the nature of the job and you have to push hard and work.”