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2014 World Cup: Ghana keeper Fatau Dauda among few players flying South African flag in Brazil

Published on: 24 June 2014
Fatau Dauda has been impressive despite lack of playing time during season

By Akyereko Frimpong Manson

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Though Ghana keeper Fatau Dauda was limited to the substitute bench in South Africa during the league season, he is one of the few individuals keeping their name up at the World Cup.

Since joining Pirates from AshGold after the 2013 AFCON, the 27-year-old warmed the bench in most part of the season but when called up for Ghana duty at the World Cup, he showed no rust at all as he impressively helped Ghana to deny Germany on his debut World Cup game.

There was finally some profile for South Africa at the Fifa World Cup at the weekend as Orlando Pirates reserve goalkeeper Fatau Dauda got to play.

Dauda got the nod ahead of Norway-based Adam Kwarasey in goal for Ghana, who put up a heroic showing against mighty Germany but let a lead slip to draw 2-2 and are now on the brink of elimination.

Dauda had little chance with either goal for Germany, the first from Mario Goetze and the second from Miroslav Klose.

There were little signs of nerves from a rusty Dauda after spending almost all the season on the bench with the Buccaneers.

He came off his line early to make a good save from Mesit Ozil and stopped an effort from Sami Khedira.

Though Pirates did not allow him enough playing time, they have earned huge money from FIFA due to his participation at the World Cup.


This article has 3 comment(s), give your comment
  • Kidcarson says:
    June 25, 2014 06:24 pm
    Propaganda paa nie.......Eiii soccernet
  • Benny says:
    June 24, 2014 03:03 pm
    Is Dauda Ghanaian or South African?How can he be flying the flag of South Africa . That means Dede is flying the flag of France Kwadwo Asamoah flying Italy flag etc. What a stupid reportage.Akyereko of GSN takes money from Dauda and write rubbish .Belly work ethics.
    June 24, 2014 03:12 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