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Ghanaians shouldn't worry about my lack of games at Orlando Pirates, says Ghana goalkeeper Fatau Dauda

Published on: 03 April 2014
Fatau Dauda has made just three appearances for Orlando Pirates

By Ameenu Shardow

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Goalkeeper Fatau Dauda says Ghanaians should not be overly concerned by his lack of regular games at Orlando Pirates with barely two months to the start of the 2014 World Cup.

The 28-year-old made only his third appearance for the Bucs in their 1-0 home defeat to Mpumalanga Black Aces on Wednesday.

Many have called for Dauda to be dropped from the Ghana squad for the 2014 World Cup due to his extensive bench warming duties at the South African giants.

The critics argue that his lack of regular games has taken its toll on his performance due to his lost sharpness.

But the former AshantiGold shot-stopper believes he is rather improving despite his frustrated spell at Pirates and that Ghanaians should not worry too much.

“Ghanaians shouldn’t be overly worried that I am not playing,” he told Metro FM.

“I can tell you that though I am not playing regularly, I am improving with the training regimen I have.

“I believe in the long run, it will help my career as the the performance before has improved.”

Dauda has been Ghana’s first choice goalkeeper since breaking into the side at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.

He played all the games for the Black Stars during the successful qualifying campaign to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.


This article has 22 comment(s), give your comment
  • OGYA says:
    April 03, 2014 01:45 pm
    You can stay on the bench as long as you want but don't come anywhere near the Black Star goal post.
  • NII- BI says:
    April 03, 2014 02:30 pm
    Can somebody advice Fatau that if he doesn't have anything to say he should shut up over there! Who told him training is the same as being active in the post? AA should not make a mistake of even calling him. We shouldnt worry because we are just going there to add up to there number. Isnt it? I'm highly disappointed in him paaaaaa!
  • NII- BI says:
    April 03, 2014 02:34 pm
    Losed talk!
  • john tetteh says:
    April 03, 2014 02:36 pm
    we are not worried
  • London bouy says:
    April 03, 2014 04:01 pm
    I don't think Ghanaians are worried since we have good goalkeepers to choose from. He must be worried of his bench warming..
  • POWGhana 4 last 4, Brazil 2014 says:
    April 03, 2014 04:01 pm
    THEN BETTER START WORRYING 'COS DAUDA WILL BE THERE Well thank God you're not the coach. Dauda will definitely be at the world cup 2014. For being number one, I can't tell you but for being one of the 3 goalkeepers for team Ghana di3, I can bet you on any given day that he'll be there. Tell me how many matches Olele played between 2006 and 2012 for his club and you can't count even 15 club competitive matches total in the entire 6 years but he was still Ghana's number one.
  • Benito says:
    April 03, 2014 01:36 pm
    Yes,we rather have olele as number 1,he has experience besides get better when they are getting older.true??
  • spellBOUND says:
    April 03, 2014 01:35 pm
  • Dro! says:
    April 03, 2014 01:07 pm
    From Ghana to SA all cos you wanted to go abroad yet you put your career in jeopardy. Should have stayed to play for Ashgold afterall your calling into the BS setup was based on your performance in Ashgold.
  • Benny says:
    April 03, 2014 12:09 pm
    Yes we would not be worried because you are not going to the World Cup.Per Dauda performance for his team Wednesday night,it will take a naive,bribe taking coach to take such a keeper to World Cup.He was everywhere,making awful mistakes. If Dauda claims he is improving,l would love to see the opposite. The World Cup is not for rehearsals.We need players who are competitive week in week out or at least having a fair amount of games.We rather take Olele than Dauda.I would be surprise if AA takes Dauda ahead of Kwarasey,Braimah and Adams.
  • Kobla Black Star says:
    April 03, 2014 12:07 pm
    Exactly my thoughts, we won't worry if you ain't gonna be number 1.
  • aa says:
    April 03, 2014 11:59 am
    We are not worried at all but we will be if you are made a number 1 at the world
  • Ghanaman says:
    April 04, 2014 06:30 am
    Dauda,you're a good goal-keeper and I pray AA starts you in the first match.Keep on training and forget them haters,you are the best nd good luck at the W/cup.
  • banger says:
    April 04, 2014 01:38 am
  • Terry says:
    April 04, 2014 12:30 am
    We support you Fatau, but i guess its Kwarasay's time to shine for the nation.
  • Terry says:
    April 04, 2014 12:28 am
    Please, explain "a great goalkeeper".? You just come here and use any word that comes in mind !!!
  • Nana says:
    April 03, 2014 09:32 pm
    Hahaha , Ghanaians are not worried masa Fatau , don't also worry about black star cos you're not coming close, kwasiakwa.
  • access says:
    April 03, 2014 06:51 pm
    He's right we don't have problems over keepers...Ghana have Kwaresay.Braimah and Adams
  • American boy says:
    April 03, 2014 05:48 pm
    U ppl are talking rubbish, wen dis boy was keeping for de qualifiers was he paying , buh yet ghana qualify, leave him alone after all he has a club, siting on de bench does not mean u are bad, if so every team in de world shld sign only 11players, and a such who shld cook nd who shld chop, walatu walasa!!
  • Jones says:
    April 03, 2014 05:53 pm
    Dauda is wit club training been active, so wats de meaning he is not active?plz u ppl shld stop de propaganda nd face de fact, he is a great goalkeeper I have been watching dis boy, allow him to enjoy nd change his family he has suffered a lot, ghanafo) kasa abaaaaaaaaaa!!
  • Billy says:
    April 03, 2014 05:57 pm
    Do u think coach AA is a fool? Dats why he is bless, he doesn't cheat, he ll never turn his back to a keeper who helps him made history tweaaa, plz propagandas leave Dauda alone,
  • Papadinho says:
    April 05, 2014 12:33 pm
    Kwasiakwa!! Who is worried about your rusty ass? Nobody!! Odwan just warm the bench over there and stay away from the black stars