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2014 World Cup: Ghana goalkeeper Fatau Dauda feels 'lucky' to make squad

Published on: 14 May 2014
Fatau Dauda

By: Emmanuel Baah-Aboagye, Dunkwa-On-Offin

Ghana goalkeeper Fatau Dauda feels he’s fortunate to make the country’s 2014 World Cup squad.

Dauda, 29, is among three shot-stoppers included in Kwesi Appiah provisional 26-man squad released on Monday.

He has struggled at South African side Orlando since he switch from Ashantigold and he feels he’s just being lucky in his called up into the team.

"I would like to thank God for the opportunity to be a part of this squad. Every player dreams of representing his country at the world stage and so it feels good to be in there", he tol Kumasi-based Angel Fm.

"I am only praying to God that I stay fit from now to the start of the world cup and prove my mettle.

“ I have gone through some challenges with my club but that haven't dampened my spirits at all, rather those challenges have strengthened me mentally".

The ex-AshGold last line of defense  was among three goalkeepers' named in Ghana's 26-man provisional squad on Monday.


  • Papadinho says:
    May 14, 2014 02:15 pm
    Boi shut up, you will not keep at the wc. Kwasia boy. Bless
  • Ghanaman says:
    May 15, 2014 02:17 am
    Fatau ,you better off remaining quiet!
  • Benito says:
    May 14, 2014 04:30 pm
    My bro if you really wanna keep the posts then you better work hard at training,our eyes are really kidding.
  • Alexis says:
    May 14, 2014 05:02 pm
    Observers are worried, which member of ur family has made it to de wrld b4 as player? Why u guys are soo jealousy, think about ur future nd stop this envy, may God forgive u all.
  • Don Dominic says:
    May 14, 2014 05:04 pm
    My Friend Shut Up. This Is Not Luck. This Is Pure Favouritism. Every Body Knows U Were Favoured.
  • spellBOUND says:
    May 14, 2014 12:20 pm
    LOL...luck??? I'm sure having yakubu on your payroll had much to do with this "luck"..
  • Ghanaba says:
    May 14, 2014 12:50 pm
    O Fatau, how can bench warming strengthen your spirit as a professional goalkeeper when we all know that reflexes count in goal keeping? An American website has identified goalkeeping as our weakest spot, even with Kwarasey. You can't talk your way into peoples heart but performance.!
  • benny says:
    May 14, 2014 01:12 pm
    Feel lucky? We know how you got in the team.When your accounts run dry, we shall see.