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Ghana goalkeeper Fatau Dauda to rejoin South African side Pirates next week

Published on: 10 July 2014
Fatau Dauda will return to Pirates next week

South African side Orlando Pirates have started their pre-season without their goalkeeper Fatau Fatau who has been given a two-week holiday extension thanks to his participation in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil with Ghana.

The Bucs keeper was given the extension which means he will start training with the club from next week.

Dauda is still in his native Ghana on holidays after spending the entire break training with the Black Stars ahead of the World Cup in May.

After staying on the bench in the match against USA, Dauda kept the post for Ghana in the matches against Germany and Portugal.

However, he could not help the Black Stars to progress beyond the group stages.

As a result of his participation in the World Cup in Brazil, the 29-year-old keeper was unable to rest during the end of the season break.

The shot-stopper confirmed that he was given a two-week break following his return from the tournament in Brazil.

"I spoke with my club since returning from the World Cup and they have given me two weeks to rest before travelling. I will rejoin my club next week," Dauda said.

Dauda failed to unsettle Pirates number one Senzo Meyiwa last season, but following his impressive showing in the World Cup for the Black Stars, he would fancy his chances of taking the jersey from Meyiwa.

But with Pirates having signed Philani Zikalala from AmaZulu during the current transfer period, the Ghanaian goalkeeper will face more competition for a starting berth in the Bucs team.


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    July 10, 2014 09:55 pm