Dauda vows to continue with lion-roar celebration at AFCON

Dauda vows to continue with lion-roar celebration at AFCON

Fatawu Dauda's lion-roar celebration after Cape Verde win

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).”


  1. PROF says:

    Monki no fine but ghana dey like am.

  2. Troy says:

    Hahahaha. Seriously I was scared when I saw it too.

  3. Kotipor says:

    Hahaaaaass funny keeper! I love his enthusiasm!

  4. KojoLee says:

    Daudasy, every lion is fearsome and nobody can take your heroic away from you. Go on roaring to conquer Africa!

  5. Janny Fou, ZAMBIA says:

    Next game you’ll cry like a baby….Ghana cannot win the cup with this style of play.

  6. Ritous mintah says:

    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the post.for me Adams Kwarasey is far better than dauda.interms of age wise,dauda will soon fade out because he is out of date.

  7. Chuku says:

    This guy is good. I like him

  8. killer says:

    This Guy is sooo ugly! anyway Andre Ayew scored an own goal yesterday and i was very sad.

  9. FreshBoysInTheBuilding says:

    Totally unnecessary.. Just keep the post and stop the theatrics.. You’re not an actor..

  10. wee says:

    please try n tuin your face please

  11. wee says:

    my son have never been sleeping since he saw this face pls plastic surgery will help n skin lite

  12. koyot says:

    Wel done chuku but dat wee is a flish fool

  13. Djeniko says:

    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.

  14. Canal says:

    Is he wearing a haloween costume? Scary being!

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