By Rahman Osman
Goalkeeper Fatau Dauda left Accra on Monday night to rejoin his South African Premier Soccer League side Orlando Pirates.
The Ghana number one gloves man spend his holidays working with Black Stars goalkeeepersâ€™ trainer Nassam Yakubu to keep his shape.
Pirates are expected to work for the first time in 2014 on Tuesday.
Dauda, who spent last season as a benchwarmer, is determined to fight for playing time.
In an exclusive interview with GHANASoccernet before leaving for South Africa, he expressed optimism ahead of the second half of the season.
"I have worked hard during this holidays I want to arrive in shape and ready to prove that I can be the number one goal keeper of my club," Dauda told GHANASoccernet.com
"Itâ€™s not easy moving from one club to another but after spending the first half of the season with Pirates I now understand what is required of me so I am sure I will play more in the second part."
The 28-year-old has been Ghanaâ€™s first choice goalkeeper after an impressive display at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations held in South African.
But his position is under threat going into this yearâ€™s World Cup finals in Brazil.