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'I benched Fatau Dauda so I deserve award' - Pirates keeper Meyiwa screams

Published on: 20 May 2014
Meyiwa says he benched Fatau Dauda

Orlando Pirates keeper Senzo Meyiwa has angrily hit out at South Africa authorities for snubbing him for any awards insisting that his benching of Ghana goalkeeper Fatau Dauda shows he was excellent this season.

Meyiwa said their Nedbank Cup triumph over Bidvest Wits on Saturday will help ease the disappointment as he has been jettisoned from the Bafana Bafana squad and is not short-listed for any awards.

Meyiwa hinted at a bias against Bucs players, saying that he would like to know as to how award and selection processes are undertaken.

"I have done well this season and I wanted to compete for the goalkeeper of the season, but I was not nominated despite doing well," Meyiwa said.

"With my performances this season, I find it to be very unfortunate that I am not nominated as the keeper of the tournament.

"I also wanted to be part of the Bafana squad as I have been competing against Ghana's number one [Fatau Dauda] and I have kept him on the bench, not because of favouritism but through performance," he said.

"That's where I see that there is no fairness in South African football because I have played most of the games. It is killing us as players.

"I think the judging processes are bent against Pirates players, even when it comes to national team selection."


This article has 12 comment(s), give your comment
  • Assemblyman says:
    May 20, 2014 09:34 pm
    Look at your life .sorry smh!
  • kofi says:
    May 21, 2014 01:07 pm
    You're right about the Bafana team's incompetence against West Africans.(Ethiopia sent them home from WC qualifications) However, that is not the craziest thing.The craziest thing is using Fatau, who is rusty and not good enough for even the Bafana league to face the world class players in our group of death. Ghana got far in 2010 WC because the keeper made saves, and the defense was better than this year.
  • Schywee says:
    May 20, 2014 05:20 pm
    Kwabena, fatau did not loose his position because of discrimination. South African are lazy and incompetent? really??? you must be staying in Idutwa.(no offence).This arrogance is what baffles me about some Ghanaians. We have a country that became independent in 1957 and seemingly with very hard working and intelligent people yet look where we stand? stop this silly generalizations. The companies you are wanting to work for in in SA was built by intelligent men like you and not south Africans ahh? There are lazy South Africans just as there are lazy Ghanaians but to generalize all south Africans as lazy is naive and ignorant. On soccer, Fatau was never a first choice in Pirates, he needed to stamp himself and he couldn't. Dont forget Pirates have had no less than 3 coaches, some foreign ..all who didn't see him as no 1. Menyiwa is no special but from his performance ,bar just a month or so of loss of form deserves a nomination at least.
    May 20, 2014 02:23 pm
    Has this Meyiwa forgotten that the evil men do lives after them??? Does he think using crooked ways earns one anything good? You did your bribery to your coach in secrecy by making you prematurely number to eliminate Dauda but the reward is open to everyone to see. You and your coach did this thinking you will earn Bafana You are a looser already. After all your number one you claim where are you now? Dauda you claim you are better than is going to the world stage to compete for you to watch on TV in South Africa. As we all know and its common sense, the best players and keepers and coaches are going to the world stage so where is your betterness??? repent from bribery else......??
  • Ghanaman says:
    May 20, 2014 02:04 pm
    You deserve it Senzo,benching our number one keeper is not easy.
  • Thomasnice32 says:
    May 20, 2014 01:28 pm
    Is dauda's fault.i dont blame u ok.
  • papa says:
    May 20, 2014 01:48 pm
    this guy must shut the fak up
  • Assemblyman says:
    May 20, 2014 12:17 pm
    Senzo,take it easy but your time will come.for your information,Fatau isn't a prolific goalkeeper.he only result to bribing nassamu yakubu and juju.nonetheless you did a marvelous job for pirates.i don't believe it's favoritism which kept you in between the sticks.even after constant pressure from fatau's money conscious Nigerian 419 player agent,the FA ,Ameenu of GSN,Akwasi Appiah and Pirates club chairman on coaches to put Fatau into the goal posts.all because he was the number one choice keeper.those 3 coaches pirates had changed over the time knew better to have kept you there.i read Eric Tinkler and De Sar reported Fatau is not a good goal keeper .in terms of calculations,aerial ability,height and reflexes. which is very true else the third appointed pirates coach would have played him ahead of Senzo.sorry some people in Ghana hates the truth. Well all the best to you buddy ..
  • Kwabena says:
    May 20, 2014 11:58 am
    This man is a fool! He benched Fatau Dauda because of discrimination and prejudice in South Africa. There are many people here in South Africa where I live who cannot get jobs because South Africans are extremely protected. Meanwhile they are lazy and incompetent. When was the last time Bafana Bafana won against ANY West African team? I think it was in 2008. This year. they could not even win the CHAN which contained local players. That shows that they are not competent. This stupid keeper must not get arrogant.
  • JNR says:
    May 20, 2014 12:03 pm
    What a twat of a guy. Firstly i never once heard you moaning about the selection process when you used to be called into the national team but once you are dropped then the word bias comes out. Secondly you weren't better than Dauda but Dauda was rubbish when given a chance so he hardly gave you any competition.
  • Nana nketia says:
    May 20, 2014 12:34 pm
    I think he deserves it,
  • Ko says:
    May 20, 2014 02:13 pm
    You've spoken well!!! Dauda is just RUB-ISH!!! He didn't do anything yet he got a call up.