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Dropping Dauda for Montenegro friendly won't dent his confidence - Nassam Yakubu

Published on: 25 February 2014
Fatau Dauda

By Patrick Akoto

Ghana goalkeepers’ trainer Nassam Yakubu has backed Fatau Dauda and insisted dropping the under-pressure goalkeeper ahead of the Montenegro friendly won’t dent his confidence.

Dauda, 28, has been left of the squad to face the South Eastern European country on March 5 in Podgorica.

The former Ashantigold glovesman has been restricted to the substitute bench at Orlando Pirates where lack of regular playing time has become a constant feature.

However Black Stars trainer Nassam Yakubu has assured Dauda of his future with the team and feels dropping him for his country would be undeserved.

"If I show a lack of faith in Dauda it would be undeserving after what he has done for Ghana,” he told Accra-based Happy FM

“He has just been dropped for this friendly but surely he will go to Brazil.

“We have all been concerned about his lack of playing time but that will not affect his confidence and performance.

“We only need to work with him for few weeks and he will be in top shape before the World Cup.

“He is aware of what we’re trying to do and so he’s not perturbed at all.”

With Dauda’s place confirmed, there are only two slots available with Adam Kwarasey more than likely to make the squad.

Aduana Stars goalkeeper Stephen Adams has taken his place for the friendly next month.


This article has 8 comment(s), give your comment
  • the truth says:
    February 25, 2014 11:32 am
    that's good news. Dauda is surelyy our #1 keeper. the south africans were trying to sabotage him, but he remains strong.
  • LeShaq says:
    February 25, 2014 10:57 am
    Waa look how can a goal keeper trainer of a national team say that, giving assurances to one and living out others. No wonder people say he is in the pocket of Fatau Dauda
  • spellBOUND says:
    February 25, 2014 05:05 pm
    he truly is... i mean ifs thats his mindset, then lets bring in rabiu, kinston, adiyah, john mensal and the other out of form/retired players to work with for a few weeks too. yakubu, fire burn u paaa....
  • Kojo says:
    February 25, 2014 03:27 pm
    "We only need to work with him for a few weeks and he will be in top shape before the World cup" This Nassim Yakubu guy is just stupid....period
  • Maxwell Johnson says:
    February 25, 2014 02:21 pm
    Chaley who the **** is this Yakubu man kraaaa!! I really don't believe in speculations buh I wont be surprised this punk of a GK's trainer is in the pocket of Dauda. How the **** can a GK who's warming the bench in a mediocre SA league be our #1? This nonsense can only happen in GH. The GK's trainer should be fired immediately, this is fucking ridiculous!!
  • Nana says:
    February 25, 2014 01:27 pm
    This goal keepers trainer should be fined and fired for making pathetic remarks like that,black stars is not a loyalty bus , if it's then let's go get polo and Abedi to go world cup, Kwasiakwa u r only good in Ghana
  • Nana says:
    February 25, 2014 01:33 pm
    And is he gonna be fair to Adam And Kwarasey bcos everything show he gets paid by Dauda
  • spellBOUND says:
    February 25, 2014 12:12 pm
    kwasia, what has he done to deserve the #1 title? rotting on the bench in a sub-par SA league vs a regular and a champions league bound european keeper in kwaresay...... r u in dauda's pocket too? how are the south africans trying to sabotage him? did they put a gun to his head, forcing him to put pen to paper? blame ur dauda for moving to SA prematurely knowing well that pirates already had a #1. did he go because of greed, lack of research, ignorance, family pressure? only he knows...... anyone blaming pirates is a f$#^ing idiot. dauda did not go there on a loan spell, he knew what he was doing. did u not watch the last 2 qualifying games he played in? jittery and commiting aerial errors like a rookie keeper. against the tall germans, his ass will be exposed for the midget that he is... if it is true that his place is assured, then AA is not serious about his statement to only call active players. hypocrisy at its best.....