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Former Ghana goalie Damba has advice for Burkina on Soulama

Published on: 05 February 2013

Former Ghana international goalkeeper Abukari Damba is advising Burkina Faso's Paul Put to drop first choice Abdoulaye Soulama over psychological reasons. 

The 33-year-old who plays for Ghanaian giants Asante Kotoko lost his father during the Stallions' 4-0 drubbing of Ethiopia, a game he was also red-carded.

Soulama has not featured for Burkina since the Stallions recorded the heaviest victory of the competition in the second Group C game.

Damba who was goalkeepers' trainer at Hearts of Oak, thinks it will not be a wise decision for Burkina Faso to throw Soulama into the post.

"He would like to show Ghanaians how good he is and could concede cheap goals as a result," he told Accra-based Happy FM.

"Secondly there is an issue with his match fitness because he hasn't played since he was red-carded he might be training.

"And, he lost father too so he might not be psychologically ready for the game and he will also like to over impress because he is playing against Ghana.

Ghana have an inside knowledge of Soulama - having regard of the fact that Ghana assistant coach Maxwell Konadu was the head coach of Kotoko last season - a club Soulama has spent over three seasons with.


  • mm says:
    February 05, 2013 05:28 pm
    So what
  • lalasu says:
    February 05, 2013 05:31 pm
    Abukari Damba, dzi wo fie asem
  • wut says:
    February 05, 2013 05:44 pm
    say that again
  • Aconcerned citizen says:
    February 05, 2013 05:48 pm
    Say it loud
  • Fred says:
    February 05, 2013 06:44 pm
    say it LOUDER
  • IDROUSA says:
    February 05, 2013 07:56 pm
    Burkina Faso a win dis one...Gayna too yap yap!!
  • He-goat says:
    February 05, 2013 09:32 pm
    This Damba man, what is your business? You shut up and consentrate on your "lion" goalkeeper. Let him keep and concede cheap goals, is that not what we want. You are telling your enemy how not to be defeated. Eeeeeh !!!!
  • dede says:
    February 05, 2013 11:07 pm
    don't mind dis idiot called Damba i believe is a burkinabe.le goooo ghana
    February 05, 2013 11:21 pm
  • Black Star Fan says:
    February 06, 2013 02:13 am
    Berekum Chelsea can beat Burkina Faso. This is a practice match for Ghana.