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2014 World Cup: Ghana goalkeeper Fatau Dauda considering Orlando Pirates exit

Published on: 02 May 2014
Fatau Dauda has struggled for regular first team action at Orlando Pirates

By Ameenu Shardow

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Ghana goalkeeper Fatau Dauda says he is considering his future at Orlando Pirates following a frustrating debut season in South Africa.

The 29-year-old has made just three league appearances for the Buccaneers since arriving from AshantiGold at the start of the season.

Dauda’s lacking first team opportunities has been a major source of concern for several Ghanaian fans with barely a month to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

His harshest critics are even demanding his axing ahead of June’s tournament despite being the main man in between the sticks for the Black Stars throughout the qualifying series.

Duada who could leave Orlando Pirates at the end of the season under one of the articles in the famous Bosman Rule has now confirmed he is looking to move whenever an opportunity emerges.

“Surely, that is my prayer [to leave Pirates],” he told

“When the opportunity comes, yes [I will move].”

Dauda became Ghana’s first choice goalkeeper after impressing with the Black Stars at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.

His sterling showing during the AFCON secured him a big money move to Orlando Pirates but has since struggled to dethrone Senzo Meyiwa as the club’s number one.


This article has 14 comment(s), give your comment
  • Ogya says:
    May 04, 2014 05:17 pm
    May the real Ghanaman stand up?
  • 9JA the African Champions says:
    May 04, 2014 04:44 pm
    Hahahaha. Cr7. . . . .
  • sulemana firdaus says:
    May 02, 2014 04:56 pm
    patience senior,it shall be well by his grace you need to concerntrate on 2014 world cup in brazil we are behind you with prayer's,this time is your time so be patience and concerntrate.A patience dog eat biggest bone remember always,thank you.
  • Adebayo says:
    May 02, 2014 05:03 pm
    Too late! Dauda didn't even make the bench when Pirates played Wits University in a top league clash last Wednesday. Is he injured?
  • Ghanaman says:
    May 02, 2014 05:31 pm
    Dauda is still the best we have,hes good and got height which most of our players don't have. All the best Dauda.
  • spellBOUND says:
    May 02, 2014 05:38 pm
    LOL. masa, let our ears rest...aaah..
  • Kofi says:
    May 02, 2014 05:58 pm
    Say it again,Bro .let our ears rest…aabaah
  • Benny says:
    May 02, 2014 09:58 pm
    Going where?No team wants him.The day he runs of money to pay AA and his corrupt clueless bench,his days will be finished in the black stars.It is very funny beyond joke that bench warmers have place in the black stars whiles quality player like Teves with a slight dip in firm is not making it to the World Cup in the Argentina squad as it stands.
  • Dr. Zifago says:
    May 03, 2014 02:36 am
    Those people who really wants this guy are the intafuo, the racist northerners.
  • Dr. Zifago says:
    May 03, 2014 02:40 am
    Those who are really commenting on his returns are those intafuo,the northerners.
  • Mumbi says:
    May 03, 2014 04:15 am
    @sulemana Firdaus, "a Patience dog eat biggest bone", what breed is Fatau Duada? Any way he's not good enough to dethrone Senzo Meyiwa. He won't be able to punch away Ronaldo's Shots. @Ghanaman Ghana will concede more than 10 goals in the group stages while they won't score any.
  • Ghanaman says:
    May 03, 2014 06:55 am
    Dauda is an useless midget. he is 5'10 which is very short for a goal keeper. Agyei is 6'1 and Kwarasey 6'3! Stop using my name to say dumb things.
  • Ghanaman says:
    May 03, 2014 06:56 am
    At least they wont be a Zambia troll hanging around Ghana sites because his national team were humiliated by Ghana en route to qualifying for the world cup.... Get a life.
  • Kuukuphilly says:
    May 03, 2014 10:10 am
    In Dauda we trust finito!