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In-form Cordoba goalkeeper Razak Brimah feels he deserves Black Stars recall

Published on: 27 April 2014
Razak Brimah in action on his debut for the Black Stars

By Ameenu Shardow

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Ghana goalkeeper Razak Brimah believes he has done enough to merit a place in the Black Stars team for the 2014 World Cup.

The 26-year-old has managed to help Cordoba move from the bottom of the Spanish third tier to climb up to 13th with two games remaining.

Brimah became an instant hit when he arrived in January from bankrupted CD Guadalajara by keeping three successive clean sheets.

The ex Nania FC shot-stopper is considered one of the reasons for Cordoba’s impressive rise in the second half of the season at a point they looked destined for relegation.

Brimah is however craving for another chance to prove himself worthy of a permanent place in the Black Stars ahead of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

“I arrived here [in Cordoba] when they were last on the table with just a few points but together we have managed to get the team to a good place now even though the season is not over,” he told

“I am playing very well here and my teammates and the coaches here are happy with the impact I have made but then the wish is always to play for my country.

“I have no doubt in quality and I believe I can do very well with the Black Stars of given the opportunity.

“I think I have done well enough at my club to get a chance in the team to prove myself.

“Of course I would like to play at the World Cup but that is not up to me. Mine is to continue to work hard here and pray for my chance to come.”

Brimah has made two appearances for the Black Stars since making his debut in the 2-2 draw with Turkey in an international friendly in 2013.


This article has 13 comment(s), give your comment
  • Benny says:
    April 27, 2014 09:50 pm
    Razak Braimah is playing week in week in a league which is superior than bench warming expert Dauda plays in South Africa.For some reason AA is so naively cling to include Dauda in the Black Star squad to Brazil and even make him his number one.Oti Akenteng said recently that Dauda is AA's prefferd keeper.What coach in his right sense cling to a bench warming keeper if he is not getting pecks.What did AA went to do in South Africa?...To watch Dauda warming bench and collect bribe. Dauda should be dropped .The goalkeepers should be Kwarasey ,Braimah and Olele and Adams for the 30 man squad. AA has everything to succeed .l wish he watched Liverpool vs Chelsea .Mouriho provided a master class tactics against Liverpool.Chelsea chased every ball.This is what AA should spend time to assess and not stupid trips to watch bench warmers. AA should be given 200 lashes in Accra sports stadium on his bare bum and 150 lashes in Kumasi stadium for wasted opportunity if he fails to reach semi finals in Brazil.
  • sam va says:
    April 27, 2014 10:24 pm
    I agree with you on this issue.our weakest link in the team is goalkeeping. And since olele was dropped from the team, we haven't been able to get a good replacement for him. This is because AA has not cast his net wide enough to be able to see the capabilities of other keepers . even though braima is playing in a second division I would be vwry glad if he is given another chance to prove himself.
  • Kuukuphilly says:
    April 27, 2014 11:08 pm
    We are only taking 3 goalkeepers to Brazil and at this point everyone of them feels they deserves a spot.if u ask me I think I should be considered as well but of course am not heared of up to the coaches to make wise choice ?
  • Benny says:
    April 27, 2014 11:38 pm
    Kuukuphilly ,give AA some dollars and you will be guaranteed the number position.
  • Benny says:
    April 27, 2014 11:40 pm
    Kuukuphilly ,give AA some dollars and you will be guaranteed the number one position.
  • selfmade says:
    April 28, 2014 03:32 am
    @ Benny..... And how did u know that? Stop speculating because is not fair at all!!
  • Joe Lartey says:
    April 28, 2014 03:41 am
    Lol. I agree with you. but i disagree with including Olele. dude can't even hold on to the ball, but he's a scrapper(he has heart) though lol. I'm not a big fan of Duada because he's a bench warmer now, but i'll pick him instead of olele to warm the bench. I think we already have enough veterans in the team.
  • Joe Lartey says:
    April 28, 2014 03:45 am
    i could understand why Duada can make the trip. Every General has his trusted soldier. But he cannot be Ghana's No. 1. Now that will be pushing it.
  • [email protected] 4 last 4, Brazil 2014 says:
    April 28, 2014 04:03 am
    DAUDA IS NOT A BAD CHOICE AT ALL Guys I understand that Dauda is warming benches in South Africa but he's still good. If you join a team and meet players that are better than you, what else can you do? Give the guy a break. Olele sat on bench for well over 6 years in various clubs but was Ghana's number one. This is not the first and it'll definitely not be the last.
  • Kwabena says:
    April 28, 2014 04:46 am
    You were given the hype but when you had the opportunity you disappointed. Infact you disgraced yourself by conceeding very cheap goals against japan. If you are so good as you claim i do not think you will be playing the reserve side of cordoba. Kill your mind because you cannot go to brazil.
  • benny says:
    April 28, 2014 06:04 am
    Selfmade l am not in any way speculating any falsehood .His comments about bench warming Dauda and the other so called technical staff comments collorolatte a pragmatic logical explanation that Dauda gives pecks to AA. Any player in Europe or South America get worried regards their national team call up but Dauda is not bothered because he has an unflinching support from AA that he is en route to Brazil. For what reason could get a national team coach spends over ten thousand dollars of tax payers money to watch a bench warmer? What happened to technology? You may not agree but that's my unbiased opinion.
  • Stranger Danger says:
    April 28, 2014 12:39 pm
    dude, you play in a third tier ...c'mon
  • Ghanaman says:
    April 28, 2014 04:41 pm
    Dauda has helped our team qualify to the mundial with only 2 defeats,now you turn on him and say he's not good. We know AA is gona make the right decision .