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Dauda vows to continue with lion-roar celebration at AFCON

Published on: 04 February 2013

By Ameenu Shardow

Ghana goalkeeper Fatawu Dauda has promised to continue with his frantic ‘lion-roar’ celebrations at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.

The 27-year-old’s wild jubilation in the 2-0 win over Cape Verde in the quarter-finals has seen him become a big hit on social networking sites especially on Twitter and Facebook.

The AshantiGold shot-stopper’s face in the television camera celebration with a huge roar like a lion after the final whistle on Saturday has also gone viral with massive hits on internet video website, Youtube.

Some have however criticized the celebration – saying its nightmarish especially to children while others just think it is hilarious.

Dutch legend Ruud Gullit for instance in his mild criticism of the celebration said: “I don’t think we should show this to children under eighteen years.”

Dauda is however determined to take his frantic celebrations even a step further when the Black Stars win their semif-final game against Burkina Faso on Wednesday.

“Some (players) chose to dye their hair and with various hairstyles, mine is to celebrate like that,” he said.

“I think I will do more when we win our next game (against Burkina Faso).”


This article has 15 comment(s), give your comment
  • why says:
    February 04, 2013 07:43 am
  • PROF says:
    February 04, 2013 08:42 am
    Monki no fine but ghana dey like am.
  • Troy says:
    February 04, 2013 09:09 am
    Hahahaha. Seriously I was scared when I saw it too.
  • Kotipor says:
    February 04, 2013 10:54 am
    Hahaaaaass funny keeper! I love his enthusiasm!
  • KojoLee says:
    February 04, 2013 11:02 am
    Daudasy, every lion is fearsome and nobody can take your heroic away from you. Go on roaring to conquer Africa!
  • Janny Fou, ZAMBIA says:
    February 04, 2013 12:01 pm
    Next game you'll cry like a baby....Ghana cannot win the cup with this style of play.
  • Ritous mintah says:
    February 04, 2013 12:12 pm
    I disagree with some comments of ghanaians that dauda should be the number one goal keeper based on his current saves he made against cape verde,for me i call it a lack on the side of the blackstars an the keeper as well.less we not forget the performance of Adam kwarasey on ghana's friendly against brazil and some few matches played by the black stars when kwarasey was defending the post.for me Adams Kwarasey is far better than dauda.interms of age wise,dauda will soon fade out because he is out of date.
  • Chuku says:
    February 04, 2013 12:24 pm
    This guy is good. I like him
  • killer says:
    February 04, 2013 01:31 pm
    This Guy is sooo ugly! anyway Andre Ayew scored an own goal yesterday and i was very sad.
  • FreshBoysInTheBuilding says:
    February 04, 2013 02:38 pm
    Totally unnecessary.. Just keep the post and stop the theatrics.. You're not an actor..
  • wee says:
    February 04, 2013 03:11 pm
    please try n tuin your face please
  • wee says:
    February 04, 2013 03:12 pm
    my son have never been sleeping since he saw this face pls plastic surgery will help n skin lite
  • koyot says:
    February 04, 2013 04:33 pm
    Wel done chuku but dat wee is a flish fool
  • Djeniko says:
    February 04, 2013 07:10 pm
    Dauda save d day for ghana. I foresee a drug test for substance taking if Dauda pulp out his eyeball again. Some people have started hating him.
  • Canal says:
    February 06, 2013 05:35 am
    Is he wearing a haloween costume? Scary being!