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Ghana goalkeeper Fatau Dauda armed with FIFA rule to walk out on Orlando Pirates contract

Published on: 26 February 2014
Ghana goalkeeper Fatau Dauda told he is second choice at Orlando Pirates

By Ameenu Shardow, follow on Twitter @alooameenu

Ghana goalkeeper Fatau Dauda can terminate his existing contract with Orlando Pirates at the end of the season and further on seek compensation under FIFA’ transfer regulations, GHANAsoccernet.com has deduced.

The first choice Black Stars goalkeeper has been frustrated with limited first team opportunities at the South African giants since his arrival at the beginning of the season.

Dauda, who joined the Bucs from Ghanaian club AshantiGold – where he was the undisputed first choice - has played just two official matches for the PSL club.

The 28-year-old has been told he will only serve as a support to regular Senzo Meyiwa despite being a regular at international level.

This means Dauda is highly likely to meet the criteria that will qualify him to take legal action against Orlando Pirates if he so wishes.

The shot-stopper can on this basis seek for the termination of his contract with Pirates 15-days after the end of the current campaign under ‘Terminating a contract with sporting just cause’ rule.

This rule allows for players who have played ‘less than 10 percent of official matches in which the club has been involved in’ to prematurely terminate their existing contracts.

Fatau Dauda has made just two official appearances for Orlando Pirates

This rule is captured in article 15 of FIFA’s Regulation on the Status and Transfer of Players.

Dauda can therefore launch a legal action against Orlando Pirates at the end of the season if his bench warming duties continue unabatedly [that is if his appearances are less than 10 percent of the total official matches of the club at the end of the season].

In this instance, when the case is lodged at the end of the season on this strong footing, FIFA will refer the case to its Player Status Committee for consideration and appraisal.

If the case proves successful, Fatau Dauda will be eligible to walk out of his existing contract as a free agent and could be handed a huge financial package as compensation.

This also means the Ghana international will be able to join any club of his choice with no economic gains to Orlando Pirates.

Fatau Dauda impressed for Ghana at the 2013 Nations Cup

It is unclear if the South African club or Dauda himself is aware of this rule which could end up stirring a massive revolution in the way players are treated by clubs after their acquisition.

Dauda now stands a real chance of losing his regular spot in the Black Stars team even though according to sources, he will make Ghana’s World Cup squad.

The 28-year-old who impressed for Ghana at the 2013 Nations Cup could however lose his first team place to the other competitive candidates in the Black Stars team – one that will certainly result in the drop of his economic value as a professional.

Comments

  • 21guns says:
    February 26, 2014 04:49 pm
    Kwarserey deserves a chance
  • POW says:
    February 26, 2014 05:58 pm
    Kwarasey deserves a chance but it doesn't mean Dauda is a bad goalkeeper. I'm glad we're going to use Kwarasey and Adams for the Montenegro match. Let's see what they can also offer.
  • spellBOUND says:
    February 26, 2014 04:49 pm
    "GHANAsoccernet.com has deduced" aaaaaahhhh, aba GSN, why all this favoritism? FIRE BURN U ALL! when things are well for Dauda, they publish articles praising him, when things are not well, the publish articles claiming illl intent towards dauda. why do we not hear nothing about mr. larsen????
  • massa says:
    February 26, 2014 03:42 pm
    IT is so sad how a section of the FA is treating Kwarasey. THis guy fought the Norwagian authorities to play for Ghana. He has been soo dedicated since then.He had few problems playing for Ghana but he has made tremendous effort to correct that because he knew nothing about African football.Go to His facebook page and all he says is "God bless Ghana".He is without any doubt the best for Ghana. But all we hear is dauda, dauda.Why why why? GSN why?
  • massa says:
    February 26, 2014 03:46 pm
    Dede Ayew was right.
  • Africanus says:
    February 27, 2014 01:13 am
    The use of Kwarasey should based on merit, not on sentiments.
  • Assemblyman says:
    February 26, 2014 06:58 pm
    Is this the explanation to prove how dumb Fatau Dauda?He doesnt know he left from right?By the way,GSN you had failed because he had played a couple of matches for Orlando Pirates.If this rule is that easy,I bet every second or third choice goalkeepers in every team would be enriching himself preying on these rules.Wouldnt it be a cheaper way for goal keepers to make themselves rich overnight? am sorry for you guys at GSN.I have come to realize that all you guys talk about is heavy nkwasiasem.As well as being expertise in effecting people who visit your site with Malware and Tracking virus..Idiots!!
  • spellBOUND says:
    February 26, 2014 06:52 pm
    chale, what camp are you in? i don't know if there are still organizations out there fighting to free prisoners of war but i can refer you to one of them... or are you not looking to leave since they allow you internet access???? lol
  • Assemblyman says:
    February 26, 2014 06:58 pm
    Is this the explanation to prove how dumb Fatau Dauda?He doesnt know he left from right?By the way,GSN you had failed because he had played a couple of matches for Orlando Pirates.If this rule is that easy,I bet every second or third choice goalkeepers in every team would be enriching himself preying on these rules.Wouldnt it be a cheaper way for goal keepers to make themselves rich overnight? am sorry for you guys at GSN.I have come to realize that all you guys talk about is heavy nkwasiasem.As well as being expertise in effecting people who visit your site with Malware and Tracking virus..Idiots!!