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Ex-South Africa keeper Baloyi approves Fatau Dauda's axing despite Meyiwa's dip in form

Published on: 28 February 2014
Brian Baloyi says Fatau Dauda must be kept on the bench


Ex-Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Brian Baloyi says Orlando Pirates' decision to keep Ghana shot-stopper Fatau Dauda on the bench even though Senzo Meyiwa has dipped in form is the right decision.

Pressure has been mounting on Pirates over the way they have handled Dauda with many claiming they have been unfair towards the Ghana first-choice stopper.

With the World Cup looming Dauda needs playing time to cement his place as the Black Stars first choice keeper but he was kept on the bench despite Meyiwa's dip in form.

Meyiwa’s form had taken a dip due to off-field problems but Pirates kept faith in the 26-year-old goalkeeper, who has put in a few excellent performances in his last few matches.

Baloyi, who is famed for his goalkeeping prowess, applauded Orlando Pirates saying they for the way they handled Senzo Meyiwa’s drop in form, despite pressure from Fatau Dauda.

“I’m happy with the way Orlando Pirates have treated the issue with Senzo,” Baloyi told KickOff.

 “They didn’t panic or start dropping him because of the Ghanaian goalkeeper that Ghana wants to be played ahead of him because of the World Cup.

“Senzo has done extremely well for Pirates and it’s one of the reasons that Pirates made it to the CAF Champions League Final.

"If he has one or two bad games he needs to be rewarded for those [previous] games and [be allowed to] get his confidence back.


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