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2014 World Cup: Goalkeeper Fatau Dauda gets Ali Jaraah's backing to do well in Brazil

Published on: 28 March 2014
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By Rahman Osman

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Former Ghana star goalkeeper Ali Jaraah has backed Fatau Dauda to excel at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

There are doubts surrounding Dauda's readiness to be Ghana’s first choice goalkeeper at the tournament due to the lack of game time at club level.

Dauda impressed at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations and got signed by South African giants Orlando Pirates.

But the former AshantiGold player remains down the pecking order and has featured in three games this term.

His prolonged absence from the post has caused calls for him to be replaced by Adam Kwarasey who had a stellar season with Norwegian champions Stromsgodset.

Jaraah, a star for Ghana at the 1993 FIFA U17 World Cup, is still adamant Dauda will be up to the task.

"Fatau is an exciting goalkeeper who I have watched grow with so much pride and happiness," the former Hearts of Oak player told

"He is very active in post and commands his lines well. It's a bit strange he is taking time to adapt in South Africa but that's soccer for you.

"He is one of the good goalkeepers around at the moment and I feel he will have a good World Cup campaign if he is given the opportunity.

"But off course the coach will decide who ultimately gets the not and I feel the competition in that position will ultimately be to benefit of the team."


This article has 7 comment(s), give your comment
  • spellBOUND says:
    March 29, 2014 02:41 pm
    hahahahah, oh papa, ur killing us...
  • spellBOUND says:
    March 29, 2014 02:40 pm
    who told Ali jaraah that dauda will be going to brazil in the first place???
  • Kwame says:
    March 29, 2014 07:11 am
    Ali Jaraah can't be serious!!!hw cud he even compare deh qualities & deh exposure of the 2 Goalies?dehz kinna serious imbalance.folks!dese guys belong to different classes.take ih or lv ih.hw many African goalies mk ih in deh elite division in Western Europe?luk @ Kwarasey's age & his exploits so far.ih tells hw he's deh Courtoir/De Gea of Africa.he's dah close & needs deh push @ deh World Cup to play in deh Premiership,La Liga,Serie A/Bundesliga.nw @ wah age did he man deh post against Braszil?hw waz his confidence & general level of performance?since den hw wel has he bn active?folks! I personally seek not to destroy anyone's career,however,when answers are sought for such evidently critical questions,soccer loving Ghanaians will objectively place players where dey deservedly belong be4 deh 2014 Fifa Mundial kicks a blissful day
  • top ranking says:
    March 29, 2014 03:31 am
    No dauda, adam and afriyie all the way.aa is not serious and has no choice.klinsmann is waiting for u kumasi coach
  • Maxwell Johnson says:
    March 28, 2014 09:50 pm
    Hahahaha!! I know papadinho will definitely comment on this one.
  • Benny says:
    March 28, 2014 09:32 pm
    Utter garbage,Dauda has no chance in Brazil.If AA dare put Dauda in the post in Brazil ,we will be home in the first round. It will be a travesty for a bench warming goalkeeper in a minor league to be Ghana number one.Ali Jaraah should shut his mouth and stop those insipid flattering of Dauda. If for anything Dauda should be encouraged to work harder in that mediocre league.
  • Papadinho says:
    March 29, 2014 11:25 am
    Aboa ba......he came even shine on Orlando's bench how can he shine at the world cup he's not going to? Dauda called this fool to say this nonsense. Stupid man. Kwarasey will keep at the world cup!! Go and tell dauda his juju is not working and karma is bitching him off that's why he's suffering. Odwan!! Dauda should retire from football!! Bless