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Ghana goalkeeper Fatau Dauda makes competitive debut in Orlando Pirates defeat

Published on: 15 February 2014
Fatau Dauda made his competitive debut for Pirates on Saturday

By Ameenu Shardow, follow on Twitter @alooameenu

Ghana goalkeeper Fatau Dauda made his full competitive debut for Orlando Pirates in their 1-0 defeat to Polokwane City on Saturday.

The Black Stars first choice made his long awaited competitive start for the Bucs since joining the club at the beginning of the season.

It was however not the dream debut the 28-year-old had wished for as his side went down 1-0 at Polokwane City.

The scored by Sipho Jembule in the 27th minute was as a result of miscommunication between Dauda and his defender Thabo Matlaba as he came out rushing for the ball which eventually ended up in his net.

The ex AshantiGold shot-stopper however lost his nerves as the game wore on as he came up with some spectacular saves to keep his side in the game.

Pirates, playing under new coach Vladimir Vermezovic failed to convert chances created to ultimately lose the game.

Dauda’s good showing on his competitive debut will however be a major positive drawn from the defeat.

The Black Stars goalkeeper has had to play second fiddle to Senzo Meyiwa since arriving last year but could be set to be the new no.1 if his performance on Saturday was good enough to catch the eye of coach Verzemovic.

Comments

  • johnny says:
    February 16, 2014 02:45 am
    Without insults or speculations, here are the undisputed facts: Dauda is very, I mean really, bad dealing with aerial balls. He is bad at blocking with his foot. He can't stop penalties. In a nutshell, he would be a disaster at the World Cup. Kwarasey is also not very convincing dealing with aerial balls and blocking with his feet. In all there departments Adams is the best goalkeeper. Please, Akwasi Appiah, let Adams face Montenegro so we can all see for ourselves.
  • banger says:
    February 16, 2014 01:21 am
    U GUYS ARE THE MOST STUPIDEST PEOPLE ON EARTH.WHAT THE FUCK HAS DAUDA DONE TO DESERV ALL THIS INSULTS.WERE U GUYS THERE WHEN HE WENT TI SEE THE JUJU MAN?AND DURING TRAININ ARE U GUYS THERE?ALL THIS NEGATIVE THINGS U GUYS SAYIN BOUT DAUDA BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY HE QUALIFIED US TO BRAZIL.BUNCH OF UNGREATFULL IDIOTS,AND ANY ONE THAT WANTS TO INSULT ME UP YOURS,
  • wee ba says:
    February 15, 2014 11:58 pm
    Gsn is jux tryin to hype this guy bcos of the bribe he pays...dnt wry kwarasey God is watchin them all
  • zikalanga says:
    February 15, 2014 07:50 pm
    We don't want Dauda oooo...we don't want Dauda Touuum. Aba Nkwasiafour sebi
  • Papadinho says:
    February 15, 2014 09:32 pm
    Dauda....Dauda, Dauda....kwasia juju dauda....when will you stop bribing GSN? Orlando lost because of your stupid mistajke and yet this stupid are claiming you was the life of the game. Stupid ass dudes!!!! God will punish all the stupid corrupted peeps backing dauda and yet they Kwarasey is untouchable. If AA make a mistake and take Dauda to brazil, hhmm we will be dead. Cause Ronaldo will be scoring like he's p[laying with a new born baby. Bless
  • zikalanga says:
    February 15, 2014 07:35 pm
    Its a manfia work. ....ghanasoccernet is for Ibrahim sani Dara.....and he work for the GFA...what do u think is going to happen? Dauda is just not ready.... Aaaaaa Tweaaaa
  • papa nkrumah says:
    February 15, 2014 07:42 pm
    Thank you spellbound. Truth be told, this attitude of poor reportage and editing by GSN has been going on ad nauseam! I'm even tired of the sometimes childish, hurried, irresponsible and contradictory stories.
  • zikalanga says:
    February 15, 2014 07:44 pm
    Its sad we have leaders who only think about them and thier family first. .choping Ghana money...Building Houses and shipping in all the latest Cars ..Opening American bank accounts.....God de watch una...
  • spellBOUND says:
    February 15, 2014 07:33 pm
    oh brother, thats the one thing i hate about dauda. he comes out on EVERY aerial ball, but fails to get a finger on it, leaving an empty net behind him. i almost lost my composure during the egypt game when he kept doing that.... someone needs to tell him that he's short, and should play to his advantage. even an uneducated person know this. aaaaaaahh.
  • michael says:
    February 15, 2014 05:57 pm
    So there is not a single day u guys don't talk about this guy.It's God Who s decide not human being. Am Tired of news about this guy all the time.what happens if u don't go to world cup.
  • leshaq says:
    February 15, 2014 07:17 pm
    He came out as usual and he missed ball as he been doing in black stars games.
  • spellBOUND says:
    February 15, 2014 07:30 pm
    The ex AshantiGold shot-stopper however lost his nerves as the game wore on as he came up with some spectacular saves to keep his side in the game. hahaha, who wrote this article? the contradiction in that statement could not have been avoided by a baby... GSN is fueling the hate for dauda by attempting to swing everything in his favor. fools. dauda will not be in brazil.
  • Jaja says:
    February 15, 2014 06:18 pm
    I wonder who will man the post in the Montenegro match.
  • abiri says:
    February 15, 2014 06:10 pm
    He pays them probably that's why they like him that much!
  • abiri says:
    February 15, 2014 06:08 pm
    I wonder, they live for Dauda
  • askantwi says:
    February 15, 2014 06:06 pm
    Dauda is digging his own grave. His won performance will knock him out of the Black Stars squad.
  • afrikaba1 says:
    February 15, 2014 05:40 pm
    There was miscommunication between him and a defender resulting in a goal, yet Ghanasoccernet claims Dauda had a good show. Oh Kwarasey what have you done to ghanasoccernet and the goalkeeping coach. I wished I had money to also pay bribes for Kwarasey bcos I want to see him in the post for Ghana
  • zikalanga says:
    February 16, 2014 02:51 pm
    @ Banger....ur mother n fada okay...u think like them so u are ORKWASIA ur self. Cant u c the guy is not doing well F00LISH APE..