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2014 World Cup: Ghana goalkeeper Fatawu Dauda wants to use tournament to secure move away from Orlando Pirates

Published on: 24 June 2014
Ghana goalkeeper Fatawu Dauda impressed on his World Cup debut

By Ameenu Shardow

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Ghana goalkeeper Fatawu Dauda has admitted he wants to excel at the 2014 World Cup in order to secure a move from Orlando Pirates where he has struggled for regular playing time.

The 28-year-old was impressive on his debut at the finals in Ghana's thrilling 2-2 draw with Germany last Saturday in Fortaleza.

Dauda has been widely criticized for his dropped form in recent times due to his extensive bench warming role at South African club Orlando Pirates.

The ex AshantiGold shot-stopper however surprised many with his assured performance in the vital draw against the European giants in just his first World Cup game for the Black Stars.

Dauda who has never hidden his desire to quite Orlando Pirates in search of regular club football admits he wants to use the huge platform provided for by the World Cup to secure his next move.

“The World Cup is a big platform, if you play well at the World Cup, obviously teams will come looking,” he told

“Even players who don't get games at the World Cup secure moves to clubs so it tells you the huge effect of the World Cup.

“I am only looking to go where I can get regular playing time.”

Dauda is likely to start once more again when Ghana take on Portugal in their mist-win final Group G game of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil on Thursday.


This article has 7 comment(s), give your comment
  • White man says:
    June 24, 2014 10:37 pm
    All of u shld go nd die, look at who is calling someone ugly, kwasia payin go suck ur mother pussy all of u. Still fitever
  • Sasu says:
    June 24, 2014 10:42 pm
    Ashi mu moreeeee, still dauda do u ppl think captaining a club means all, u dnt respect our local boys always giving respect to coloured, u see wat kpb is doing at de camp, God will punish all of u who hate dauda, is he not a Ghanaians? Kwasiafo)
  • Benny says:
    June 24, 2014 09:26 am
    Thanks to your favouritism coach ,who go to the extend of begging for you to get playing time at Orlando pirates. You can't wish for you own country to be eliminated but the way AA treats some players makes me feel careless sometimes. Dauda your performance against Germany was nothing spectacular.You are going back to warm bench , ugly face.
  • maxzeeto says:
    June 24, 2014 10:13 am
    dauda did nofin to impress me.he had defends who r determined to correct Dere mistakes.kwasey did no mistakes in. Da two goals against usa. I pray a white coach take charge of black stars.not every goals dey blame goalkeeper but in Gh all goals r keepers fault.
  • Sterlingz says:
    June 24, 2014 01:42 pm
    What did u do in that match?....Kwarasey should have kept the post
  • nhyira says:
    June 24, 2014 03:06 pm
    i 2nd you Sterlingz i know that he can move from Orlando Pirates and rejoin Ashgold ofunu keeper thank AA for the chance he has been giving you otherwise you would have been left out of the Squad
    June 24, 2014 03:15 pm
    Nonesense…Dauda did not do anything better,,, that even a local goalkeeper from GHANA CAN NOT DO:::He was only lucky goalkeeper…we have a very good defenders this time against Germany….2 goals were saved from our defenders otherwiese it should have been different story ……..I dont ever think he will get any call from anyother country or club….Only AA still stand to him…..this fucking bribe is killing our football