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2014 World Cup: Orlando Pirates coach gives Ghana goalie Fatau Dauda thumbs up after Germany draw

Published on: 22 June 2014
Fatau Dauda

By Rahman Osman

Follow Rahman on Twitter: @iamrahmanosman

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

“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.


This article has 6 comment(s), give your comment
  • danger says:
    June 22, 2014 10:58 pm
    Useless talk.fatau should hand in a transfer request
  • The truth says:
    June 22, 2014 08:09 pm
    Aboa, fatau don't waste your time on this useless coach. Hand in your transfer request. You deserve better
  • papa nkrumah says:
    June 22, 2014 08:30 pm
    I think the coach should keep quiet. We really don't need his distraction at this time. His opinion about Fatau doesn't matter. He should keep to himself and leave the player he doesn't believe in alone.
  • Sterlingz says:
    June 22, 2014 09:07 pm
    What did Fauta did that Kwarasey couldn't do......GNS for u
  • African Consciousness says:
    June 23, 2014 12:50 am
    Is this the same coach that benched Dauda for a whole season? I hope Dauda gets a contract to another club.
  • Maxwell Obuobi says:
    June 23, 2014 03:48 pm
    I have worked with some s. Africans before and trust me, they are the epitom of opportunism!. So Dont be surprise about the comment of the coach.