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Dauda rubbishes De Sa's comment, describes it as ploy to save his own blushes

Published on: 28 January 2014
Fatau Dauda has clashed with his coach

Under-pressure Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Fatau Dauda has hit back at coach Roger De Sa for claiming he’s not done enough to merit a place in his squad describing the comment as way of saving his own blushes. 

The gaffer launched a stinging attack on the Ghanaian international on Monday when he claimed his performance at training has been below par.

The latest attack on the already under-pressure Dauda is feared could hamper his chances of representing his country at the World Cup in June.

The ex-Ashantigold last line of defense is under intense pressure to quit the South African side with clear signs he will not enjoy playing time under De Sa.

Managers of the club have been at loggerheads with the trainer for his persistent refusal to give Dauda a chance after current number one Meyiwa leaked goals badly.

The 28-year-old has expressed surprise at the trainer’s comment and feels he is making such claims to save his own blushes.

“Some time back, he even said I was his third choice. There’s so much pressure on him and I even feel for him,” Dauda told Kumasi-based Angel FM

“He only wanted to say something but only God knows the truth. Big clubs sometimes rotate their keepers if they don’t get the needed results and he could do same with the three keepers we have looking at our situation and the pressure.

“I want to believe that he was forced to make those comments due to the pressure on him from the fans. If those comments are coming from a coach who’s supposed to be the leader, then I will be very disappointed.”

The Black Stars current number one joined the Buccaneers at the start of the season but has struggled for playing time at the club.


This article has 6 comment(s), give your comment
  • Assemblyman says:
    January 28, 2014 09:15 pm
    Dauda,this is a mere fact of Karma paying you back.How would you have felt in the position of Kwarasey after you also leaked bad goals against Zambia,Egypt and Burkina.We Ghanaian fans were vociferous calling for a change.Yet Yakubu that BS goalkeeper trainer came out to defend you.After you had trained with him at Lizzy Sports Center.He came out with a statement telling we fans that such a champion goalkeeper as Kwarasey was unable to perform at BS training grounds.Hence the option for him to select you a bench warmer ahead of him..I dont blame De Sa for anything..Its obviously your ignorance and Karma paying you back.After suffering Kwarasey with what people claim to be either juju or bribing the caretakers of the BS team.Yet,Kwarasey is quite and working hard still to get noticed..Since he cannot complain to anyone about this unfairness suffered to him by ignorant Yakubu or maybe AA..And now,you have the biggest mouth like your smelling anus to complain about your coach.Besides,remember you must work hard to prove a point to merit first team action with your club..The Holy Book says do unto others what you want others to do unto you..
  • Abandeutschland says:
    January 28, 2014 07:20 pm
    Fatau is lying he can't compete with their first keeper the coach is not like Kwasi Appiah that use incompetent player to keep in his play shit, God has vindicate kwaarasey,the keepers trainer in black stars must be fired.
  • DOGO says:
    January 29, 2014 05:59 am
    So you guys think it's so cool to insult Dauda even though he has not insulted anybody? All of haters stink. Your attitude towards our players who are out of favor in their clubs, really stinks and so the earlier we put a stop to that, the better. I'm sure all of you insulting the guy for trying to get a chance will one day bow down your small heads in shame because God will be on his side. God will see him through this difficult time. There is always a bright light at the end f the tunnel. When one falls and is helplessly on the ground, the best you can do to help such a person is to give him or her a hand and support up you don't kick him and spit on him and say "be careful next time" That's so cruel folks.
  • lalasu says:
    January 28, 2014 02:24 pm
    keep quiet n suffer for there, u think football is all about money
  • Kwame Adu-Gyamfi says:
    January 28, 2014 02:25 pm
    Change the title of this article. You guys are making it seem like Dauda was fighting back. He was very non-confrontational in his response. Don't make him look bad.
  • John says:
    January 28, 2014 03:41 pm
    As for Ghanaian journalists and the Queen's language hmmmmmm,they've not learned anything from Komla Dumor.Can they rise up with this attitude?