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2014 World Cup: Fatau Dauda puts behind dreadful run at Pirates to focus on Ghana's first choice role

Published on: 28 May 2014
Fatau Dauda in Ghana's World Cup camp in the Netherlands

By Ameenu Shardow

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Ghana goalkeeper Fatau Dauda is desperate to put his dreadful run at club level behind him as he shifts his focus towards the retention of his starting role for the Black Stars at the 2014 World Cup.

The 29-year-old struggled to hold down a regular starting role in his debut season with South African club Orlando Pirates.

Dauda who was regular for the Black Stars at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations and throughout the World Cup qualifiers is facing an uphill task towards remaining the undisputed no.1 for Ghana due to his woeful club record.

The ex AshantiGold shot-stopper has now shifted his focus from his poor run at Orlando Pirates to his pursuit to be Ghana’s first choice once more again for the World Cup in Brazil.

“It has not been easy for me (at club level), but now I have a chance to fight to be in the 23-man squad that will be at the World Cup,” he said.

“The first step I have achieved which is to be here (with the Ghana National Team), now I have to push myself to play.

“I have been in major tournaments before and I have the experience so, all I will need now is just to pray, work hard and hope everything goes well for me throughout the tournament.

“I am working hard – we have a friendly against Holland and I’m looking forward to that match.”


This article has 9 comment(s), give your comment
  • benny says:
    May 28, 2014 10:21 am
    It will be a travesty to have Dauda as number 1.
  • idiami says:
    May 28, 2014 12:31 pm
    juju man,akoa ho tan
  • Paul says:
    May 28, 2014 11:53 am
    Ameenu shardow has started his bias hype for dauada again. For your information, no bench keeper is keeping any post for any country in brazil. Dauda is even lucky to have been called into the team, olele is even better than him. Our goal keepers trainer is the cause of this confusion. He is very stupid, how can you be on the pay roll of dauda as his personal trainer and at the same time as the BS goal keepers trainer. Can you imagine that?
  • Askantwi says:
    May 28, 2014 01:50 pm
    If Fatau mann the post in Brazil, that'll be GRAVE INJUSTICE. For Ghana to cause waves in this world cup, we need great goalkeeping behind a solid defense. Kwarassey fits the bill to the teeth.
  • Arrow says:
    May 28, 2014 02:59 pm
    Ah! isn't there a single day that there is no news about Fatau Dauda? very interesting.
  • Jaksay says:
    May 28, 2014 08:33 am
    Asem ooooo....Its only in this part of the world that you hear of a regular bench warmer fighting for number one position....Asem na aba nti aaa.I doubt if this would ever happen elsewhere..
  • @DRockGh says:
    May 28, 2014 08:03 am
    if u are able to hold the first position I would be very disappointed ....
  • yes yes says:
    May 28, 2014 09:58 am
    **** off ugly face juju man u dont even deserve to be part of the team
  • Awal says:
    May 28, 2014 09:34 am
    **** off, kwarasey is number 1 and stephen adams is number 2. Juju maker, shame!!!