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2014 World Cup: Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah can't guarantee Fatau Dauda No.1 spot

Published on: 16 May 2014
Fatau Dauda

Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah has told goalkeeper Fatau Dauda he must prove himself to be maintained as first choice for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil.

Dauda has been the Black Stars number one gloves man since January last year when he impressed at the Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.

But a high-profile move to South African giants Orlando Pirates has restricted him to the bench and reduced him to a training player.

Dauda made only three appearances for Pirates in the league and has been told to work hard for maintain his role in the Ghana squad.

“For the last two years Fatau has been our No.1. No one can convince me he’s lost form to be out of the team. He has to prove to me he is still No.1,” Appiah told Graphic Sports.

“Since day one, I have said that any player who had a team could make it to the national team depending on his form. If you’re not playing in your club it means there could be a problem.”

Ghana’s provisional World Cup squad will begin a three-day non-residential camping on Tuesday at the Accra Sports Stadium.


This article has 18 comment(s), give your comment
  • Viper says:
    May 16, 2014 10:30 am
    Kwasarey has the physique of a top level goalkeeper,play him at 26,he is primed and fit.Goalkeepiing roles aren't something you should be chopping and changing anyway.For Ghana to be challenging for titles,we need a stable and dependable goalkeeper,Kwarasey is currently the most active,stick with him forever.I would be very disappointed to see Dauda start in Brazil.
  • kofi says:
    May 17, 2014 05:23 am
    This coach will have to be totally stupid or totally lucky. How do you put Fatau ahead of anyone when he is not even good enough for South African league. Are the German, Portugal, and USA players inferior to South African players? The last time I checked, South Africa did not qualify for the WC because they were eliminated by a country called Ethiopia. Ohh,.. and if Fatau, who warms the bench in an inferior league is good enough for the WC, how do you say John Mensah and Vorsah, who are playing are not good enough to help the defense? This Coach appears to be on the stupid side.
  • Navy seal USA says:
    May 16, 2014 10:05 pm
    Selfmade.kwasia mu Kwasia.odwanten.wo Maame tweeerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. A villager.address your sour life and not Kwarasey . We will make sure you never insult anybody on this forums again. You polkas.shit ass. Wo Maame,twerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr,Kansan. Hahahagagagahahagahahahahs.hahaha.kotebito ba. Gyimimiimimimimimimimimimimimi,imimimimimimimimmmimimimimimimimi Aboa,aboa biba.koteboto ba. When l read about you insulting Benny about uk,l laugh. You wish you are outta Ghana.gyantra nii ba ,dworo kokwe ba. Wo Maame twemutwemutwemutwemu.................1000000000000000000x100000000000000. You have not seen anything. Kwasia ,Kwasia,Kwasia.kwasia.
  • Boro says:
    May 16, 2014 09:49 pm
    Well, i can see AA is now coming home and it will be the team and his own interest to make kwaresey his # 1 because he has been the most consistent and i think in our last friendly he made some two impressive saves that makes me feel he deserve the no. 1 Spot. Regarding Dauda i think just like wakaso deserve the call up based on their impressive form exhibited in the 2013 afcon just that their lack of playing time for following money is affecting their form. However, if you ask me i will say they both deserve the call up because they have both been tried and tested.
  • idiami says:
    May 16, 2014 09:09 pm
    that guy is a jujuman
  • selfmade says:
    May 16, 2014 04:29 pm
    One thing I have noticed about dauda is that he loves showboating in the post and that can be dangerous in the WC!!! Inviting balls and showboating as a keeper can be detrimental to the team!
  • emmanuel boakye says:
    May 16, 2014 04:09 pm
    Adams kwarasey is in good form now and he must be Ghana's first goalkeeper, followed by fatau
  • OGYA says:
    May 16, 2014 03:50 pm
    No, he cannot use Dauda. He cannot be depended
  • harry says:
    May 16, 2014 02:21 pm
    If Dauda starts for Ghana,I wont support Gh for da tournament bcus Gh will lose all the 3 matches by 4 goals margin.Trust me.Its not a course but prophecy.
  • Ghanaman says:
    May 16, 2014 03:09 pm
    All he needs is gametime to run off that rust otherwise he's the safest hands we have. AA pliz Use both goalkeepers in each half for the Holland match m see who comes up tops.
  • selfmade says:
    May 16, 2014 03:29 pm
    No matter what happens, kwarasey ll be number one but there is one thing about him that he needs to address!! He always lost concentration esp when he is less active in the post!! He is matured now and this WC is going to be his tournament!
  • Paul says:
    May 16, 2014 12:40 pm
    I have absolute confidence in coach AA that he will select the right players to start. He is not going to brazil to joke at all. Lets wait and see.
  • Ken says:
    May 16, 2014 01:27 pm
    If Dauda has given the coach "something", Kwesi Appiah should give back the money he took from Dauda. Dauda is not even at Olele's level. What has Kwarasey done to be disrespected like that?
  • wilson says:
    May 16, 2014 12:05 pm
    i'd certainly love 2 C kwarasey in between the sticks. duada seemed to be eluded by a poster boy image but to be honest he did certain things in the last afcon which made some of us who believed that ghana's successes at the 2 world cup tournaments were largely due to kingson to take consolation that dauda could almost fill a void. The FA should have brought on joseph carr or simon addo to bring something to our goalkeepers in terms of training, corrections before we settle on our number 1.
  • keith from germany says:
    May 16, 2014 10:59 am
    This is what i always say.if AA takes the right descision n do the right thing,i will be the first to salute him. This is how u build adam kwarasey confindence by giving everybody a fair chance to prove his worth and healthy competition is very good in the game of soccer. If AA is honest or would be honest,Dauda dont deserve to be in the team due to his inactivity. Im not complaining because thats the truth. Eventhough kwarasey ist not worldclass he has this standard type of an average european keeper and that is a good plus for the stars. Because frankly speaking u cant tell me that the keepers of croatia,honduras,costa rica,south korea,iran,ecuador and Australia are better than kwarasey! No way because all these keepers are eigther on kwaraseys level or below average. I hope Nasam yakubu stays out of this n allow AA to make the final decision
  • Assemblyman says:
    May 16, 2014 11:17 am
    It's about time
  • kuukuphilly says:
    May 16, 2014 11:27 am
    We will find out after training camp
  • Assemblyman says:
    May 16, 2014 11:27 am
    Keith,I side with you a 100%. I keep saying the same thing about Dauda,Nassamu and Akwasi Appiah all the time.Someone should tell me also he is better than Brimah,Daniel Adjei or even Foli Adade in terms of form.If they are looking for ways to reward him just for keeping the post throughout the qualifiers as he Akwasi Appiah once said,then they are wrong a million percent,he only kept 3 games in the entire qualifiers while Adam kept 7 in all.Time will tell!