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Ghana goalkeeper Fatawu Dauda reveals using $100,000 World Cup earnings to buy a house

Published on: 24 July 2014
Ghana goalkeeper Fatawu Dauda

South African-based goalkeeper Fatawu Dauda has revealed using his earnings from the 2014 World Cup to buy a house in Accra.

The 29-year-old was one of the recipients of $100,000 given each Black Stars player as appearance fee for the tournament staged in Brazil.

With players blowing their cash on things widely considered as unnecessary, the Orlando Pirates glovesman believes he has put his earning to good use by purchasing a house.

“Because I couldn’t win [a single game at the World Cup and get a winning bonus], I went there [Barclays Legon Branch] to withdraw money and not to deposit money because I didn’t get money.” Dauda narrated on Metro TV’s Sports File program.

“I know people will say we got $100,000. I came home [from Brazil] on a Sunday [June 29th] and rested until Wednesday [July 2nd] when I went to buy a house so that I know that I used the money that I got for something reasonable.”

Dauda has done well to gather meaningful investment with his earnings since joining the Black Stars fold.

His move to Orlando Pirates last year has massively boosted his cash inflows for him to be able to cater well for his family.


This article has 8 comment(s), give your comment
  • maubs says:
    July 24, 2014 10:02 pm
    oh benny you ve made my day but what about armah parker sure him and Nyatakyie of fixing match fame and yamin or ankrah must have got something too?
  • spellBOUND says:
    July 24, 2014 07:04 pm
    LOL. sooooo true. i mean after all these years of playing, you haven't been able to save??? stop buying off the GFA members... oh wait, i forgot, if you do that where would you get the money to begin with??? LOL...
  • Benny says:
    July 24, 2014 06:27 pm
    What type of house can $100k buy.A one bed in Ghana? Dauda is a big liar.He paid Yakubu $40k,AA $50k ,Akyereko of GSN $200 to offer fake propaganda.He is got nothing left.
  • Kwesi says:
    July 24, 2014 05:05 pm
    Tell us the address so we can go burn it since he ruined our World Cup.
  • jeff says:
    July 24, 2014 04:12 pm
    Viva southern Region,, Atleast we take care of all these assylated ghanians.
  • Anokwale says:
    July 24, 2014 02:59 pm
    Well, at least he is making sure he and his family have a roof over their heads.
  • Pepper says:
    July 24, 2014 03:14 pm
    Is he the only player who has bought a house?.Does he have to announce to the whole world?.
  • Samedge says:
    July 25, 2014 05:05 am
    @ jeff yes u takes care of the assylated Ghananians bcos the prostitution job ur mum & the other women in S. Africa fetches enough. Kwasia like u. I bet u wil regret coming to this site.