By Ameenu Shardow, follow on Twitter @alooameenu
Goalkeeper Fatau Dauda is the first confirmed candidate for a World Cup place despite being dropped from Ghanaâ€™s squad for next monthâ€™s friendly against Montenegro.
The 28-year-old was the major casualty in the latest Black Stars squad for the March 5 friendly in Podgorica but will be going to the World Cup in Brazil.
Dauda has struggled for a regular first team place at his South African club Orlando Pirates â€“ deputizing most of the times for Senzo Meyiwa.
Many are already reading meanings to his omission from the 21-man Black Stars squad for the friendly against Montenegro.
But goalkeeperâ€™s trainer of the Ghana national team, Nassam Yakubu says Fatau Dauda has already sealed his World Cup spot even before a provisional or final squad is named for Juneâ€™s tournament.
â€œFatau Dauda kept throughout the qualifiers and he was fantastic so it will be unwise to keep him out of the final squad [for the World Cup],â€ Yakubu told Accra-based Power FM.
â€œBut we know what he can do and that is why we left him out of the squad [for Montenegro friendly].â€
With Dauda confirmed and Adam Kwarasey pretty much safe, only a place in Ghanaâ€™s goalkeeping department remain up for grabs.
Richard Kingson, Razak Brimah, Stephen Adams and Daniel Agyei are all candidates for the solitary World Cup slot.