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EXCLUSIVE: Ghana goalkeeper Fatau Dauda keeps clean sheet in his first Orlando Pirates match

Published on: 14 January 2014
Fatau Dauda kept a clean sheet in his first match for Orlando Pirates

By Rahman Osman

Ghana goalkeeper Fatau Dauda kept a clean sheet in his first match for South African side Orlando Pirates on Tuesday as he fights to keep his position as the Black Stars first choice shot-stopper ahead of the 2014 World Cup.

The Black Stars shot-stopper was in full time action for the South African side, helping Pirates them to defeat Congo side AC Leopards 2-0 in a friendly.

Dauda had 90 minutes under his belt for the first time since moving to South Africa in August and capped it with impressive saves throughout the game.

The Ghanaian shot stopper is optimistic of more playing time in the second half of the season in the South African top-flight having impressed in the first match for Pirates.

“For me I believe in what I can do to help the team. I am excited that I kept a clean sheet and more importantly I am beginning to win the confidence of the coach,” Dauda told, Ghana's leading football news outlet.

Dauda is Ghana's first choice goalkeeper after an impressive outing at the 2013 African Cup of Nations in South Africa but faces a fight to hold onto his position after seeing little playing time at club level.

Having reported to camp last week following the Christmas holidays, Dauda has started intense preparations and has been focused on what is to be a tough campaign to decide the fate of the Absa Premiership trophy.

The preparations has been intensified with the a four-team friendly tournament where the Buccaneers are pitting their wits against United FC, Polokwane City and AC Leopards de Dolisie (Congo Brazzaville).

These matches will take place behind closed doors and will allow the teams enough time to try out various combinations ahead of their respective tasks.


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  • spellBOUND says:
    January 15, 2014 05:52 pm
    kwaresey's time to get another chance is officially over. AA starts dauda after close to 5 months on the bench; what more after he gets a few friendlies under his belt. it seems AA's intercession to pirates for dauda has worked after all. its funny because if the case was reversed and kwaresey was receiving all this favor from AA, people would have complained about racism and inferiority complex and what not, but with dauda, its feels like the world is in perfect order. hmm, the hypocrisy is truly a shame. i wish both beepers the best, and will be rooting for whoever starts in brazil. but i cannot say that fairness is being displayed here.
  • Kobby says:
    January 14, 2014 08:07 pm
    All these amateur reports is what puts pressure on our players, what's exclusive about this GSN if I may asked? The guy play his first match (friendly match to be precise) and it's now dubbed EXCLUSIVE!!!, let's pray he gets enough playing time before the WC and stop all the propagandas
  • Papadinho says:
    January 14, 2014 09:24 pm
    I smeek something fishy here. I have the feeling AA talked with his team to hook him up with some game time . AA should ask himself this question, how long will this team keep their no 1 on the bench for juju dauda. Even if this guy keeps for barca he still should be dropped from the black stars Juju dude . One clean sheet abi? GSN is time to compare juju dauda with Kwarasey with clean sheets. So post a story comparing this two dudes and we all will find oud dauda is a juju using foolish bastard. Don't know but I hate this dude just because of the corruption and the lies in the black stars. As for ng to bed his team to give him playtime. Bullshit!!! Fck u dauda and Fck u AA Bless
  • Ghanaba says:
    January 15, 2014 05:59 am
    Your wild allegations, insults and hatred for Dauda will not take you anywhere. Kwarasey had his chances when Dauda was no where near the team and he messed up. That is not to say i am comfortable with Dauda's current situation or he is on top of issues. I believe eventually Kwarasay will get another chance to prove himself and when it comes he better take it! Leave the coach to do his work, hater.
  • Assemblyman says:
    January 15, 2014 09:49 pm
    Did he anyway Juju the club's first choice Senzo?Anything is possible with Dauda
  • DOGO says:
    January 15, 2014 11:26 pm
    Shut the heck up you HATERS. Dauda is the best we have so far. Kwarasey is good but he got to do better when given the chance again next time. He messed up big time when he was given the chance and Dauda took the bull by the Horn and impressed big time so what's JUJU about that? All you colonial thinkers keep believing in JUJU. What the heck does JUJU got to do with keeping a clean sheet in the post. Foolish people. African's will always continue to dwell in a rat hole because the way we think is so 15th century. The guy is just good and he is always working hard to improve so what the **** is your problem you damn HATERS.
  • Papadinho says:
    January 16, 2014 09:02 am
    He don juju am agian oohhh. juju dauda please stop now