2014 World Cup: Orlando Pirates coach gives Ghana goalie Fatau Dauda thumbs up after Germany draw
By Rahman Osman
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Ghana goalkeeper Fatau Dauda could still have a future at Orlando Pirates after coach Vladimir Vermezovic hailed his performance against Germany.
The 29-year-old was benched for Ghana’s opener against USA with Adam Larsen Kwarasey in post as the Black Stars lost 2-1.
But on Saturday, he was re-instated by head coach Kwesi Appiah and put up an impressive display in the 2-2 draw.
Dauda went into the tournament lacking regular playing time at the South African Premier Soccer League side.
But the former Ashanti Gold man shut his critics despite conceding two goals and impressed his club coach as well.
“Fatau is a goalkeeper who is part of my planes. I was really happy to see him do well despite his lack of games,” Vermezovic told GHANASoccernet.com.
“We will sit to talk to him after the world cup but most definitely his qualities are out there for everyone to see.”
Dauda is expected to remain between the sticks for Ghana’s final Group G match against Portugal on 26 June in Brasilia.