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Fatau Dauda hits back at pessimistic fans: I will quit football if I become nervous in post

Published on: 17 February 2014
Fatau Dauda made his competitive debut for Pirates on Saturday

By Ameenu Shardow, follow on Twitter @alooameenu

Ghana goalkeeper Fatau Dauda says he will quit football once his nerves get the better in response to claims he was all over the place on his full competitive debut for Orlando Pirates.

The 28-year-old started his first competitive game for the Bucs in their 1-0 defeat at Polokwane City on Saturday.

Dauda after a shaky start – during which period he conceded what eventually proved to be the winner – was very composed in post.

The first choice Black Stars goalkeeper even went on to pull off two spectacular saves to keep his side in the game.

But some pessimistic fans are adamant Dauda was not his assured self on his debut but the ex AshGold shot-stopper disagrees.

“That is how some people saw it and I respect that but I have to quit soccer if I am nervous to keep,” he told GHANAsoccernet.com.

“The lion heart is still in me. I train, learn and listen to instructions from my coaches and then go to work.”

Dauda could be making his second start for Orlando Pirates on Tuesday when they travel to face Ajax Cape Town in the South African top flight.

Comments

  • askantwi says:
    February 17, 2014 05:27 pm
    His intergrity is very much compromised, by hiring national goalkeeper trainer as his personal trainer. Thereby, winning the trainers favor and first choice commendation to keep the post ahead of his peers who are better than him. Fatau is corrupt, and this type of aggression is a mark of JUJU individuals.
  • banger says:
    February 17, 2014 05:53 pm
    ASKANTWI U ARE AN AZZ.I GUES YOU N YOUR MOTHER WAS THERE WHEN HE WAS SEING THE JUJU MAN RITE.STUPID TWART.IN THIS DAY IN AGE MOST OF U VILLAGERS STILL BELIEVE IN THAT STUPIDITY.ONLY AN EDUCATED IDIOTS STILL BELIEV . IN JUJU,
  • spellBOUND says:
    February 17, 2014 06:01 pm
    easy there banger. when i hear of brothers like askantwi and especially papadinho talking of juju in relation to dauda, i take it as a joke; have a laugh and move on.... truely u cannot think they r serious do u????? ur insults are worst than askantwis. u dont educate by out-insulting people mate..
  • wee ba says:
    February 17, 2014 06:11 pm
    Fatau is over that's it let's jux give kwarassey the chance
  • Ken says:
    February 17, 2014 06:14 pm
    Dauda made a poor decision of joining Pirates. He should prove his critics wrong by winning the fans to his side. Excuses cannot help him.
  • 21guns says:
    February 17, 2014 06:31 pm
    @akantwi,give your live to Christ and stop believing in juju and witch doctors, Who told you that juju plays football.we are in the modern world so do away with the juju thing
  • 21guns says:
    February 17, 2014 06:38 pm
    Let the person who deserves to be the first choice be. Kwaserey is the chosen one this time
  • Papadinho says:
    February 17, 2014 07:29 pm
    Quit Kwasia. The earlier the better. Juju dauda please and please you can save a thousand hearts if you decide to quit now. Ha, haha, hahaha, hahahahahahhHHHhHaaa.....Juju don kill u abi. Quit and leave Kwarasey alone Bless
  • michael says:
    February 17, 2014 09:20 pm
    So u can't learn How to zip ur mouth. Ghana black stars is not for u . Ur here to do ur part and leave When the time comes. hiring the national coach will not help u But it will bring hatred to u. I will celebrate like I have won a lottery if Ghana lose Any match with u in post..ur a boring guy.A A should side line u And bring Adams on board.
  • zikalanga says:
    February 18, 2014 06:59 am
    Orkwasia dauda...fooolish boy....we don't need u.