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Orlando Pirates beat Sundowns to progress in cup with Ghanaians; Dauda and Sumaila both left on the bench

Published on: 12 April 2014
Fatau Dauda remained an unused substitute

Ghana internationals Rashid Sumaila and Fatau Dauda both remained unused substitutes in Orlando Pirates’ 2-1 win over Mamelodi Sundowns to progress to the semi finals of the NedBank Cup.

The Buccaneers progressed courtesy goals from Manyisa and Dani Klate in the game played at the Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Pretoria.

Vladimir Vemezovic’s side took an early lead through a well converted penalty kick by Manyisa after just six minutes.

Sundowns drew level in the 25th minute with a controlled finish by Elias Pelembe.

The Brazilians were however unable to shut out their rivals as Dani Klate popped up in the 61st minute to score what eventually proved the winner.

Both Fatau Dauda and Rashid Sumaila were left on the benches of Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns respectively throughout the game.


This article has 23 comment(s), give your comment
  • spellBOUND says:
    April 13, 2014 09:40 am
    these are dauda's family members... so we can excuse them for now! the mere fact that he's being treated like he's the ONLY keeper we have is whats pathetic..
  • spellBOUND says:
    April 13, 2014 09:47 am
    thank u.... on the last 2-3 qualifiers, i could not believe his boneheaded approach to chase aerial balls on every corner even though he was dwarfed by every player in the box... i kept on screaming at the tv... "dauda, stay in the f#$king post" normally u criticize a keeper for being indecisive, but in this case, he was recklessly and overly decisive...
  • Papadinho says:
    April 13, 2014 09:47 am
    Stupid lie minded dudes on this Damn site. Nkwasiafo)!!!! How can a person with a working brains say dauda is better than Kwarasey??? Stupid backwards people!!!! Even olele is better than dauda. And oh yeah I'm not working for this stupid site. I live in the Netherlands in Arnhem. Stupid bloody fools!!!! With dem wack African mentality, who told u dauda qualified us to the wc?? Kwasia my grand ma could have been in the post and wet will would have still qualify. How many saves did dauda make?? Answer me gyimifo!!! Kwasia boys on this site. And yeah dauda is getting punished. Oh yeah I said it so what u gonna do? Track me down?
  • harry says:
    April 13, 2014 07:00 am
    Really???Did Dauda qualify us to the Mundial???I sat on my balls throughout the Egypt encounters.He was damn porous.AA,watch it.Ghanaians are not fools.
  • BucsFan says:
    April 13, 2014 03:35 am
    and Senzo Meyiwa took Man of the Match, with amazing saves in the match. It seems like Dada will play second fiddle for a long time.
  • real salacious says:
    April 13, 2014 05:11 am
    @Peter or whatever u called ya fukin self!!you are faggot and more than the word foolish!! Kwasiaboy! Do you want us to put the interest of Dauda first ahead of the whole country?idiot! What do you know about football to the extent that you want the whole hearts and feeling of ghanaians to be put in the hands of this below average keeper,who instead of improving is rather warming the bench of pirates.Mind u,u don't have monopoly over abuse!make ur comments without any insult
  • real salacious says:
    April 13, 2014 05:27 am
    Seems like some people don't reason before coming here to make a comment,using olele's case to buttress the case of Dauda is the stupidest argument anyone can make!olele make a name in the local league,in Turkey,was among the top keepers during the 2006 wc and to put it,there wasn't any competitor for him during that time he was warming the bench at his club.Now what happened to olele when kwarasey was discovered?I found very surprised to hear seasonal sports presenters involving themselves with this senseless Dauda's argument!by comparing olele and casillas case to that of Fatau Dauda.The dude is below average,ie 4/10 in goal keeping rating and making a few saves in the last Afcon doesn't makes him tried and tested
  • Benny says:
    April 13, 2014 05:40 am
    I think it will be naive on the part of AA to put Dauda ahead of Kwarasey,Adams and Braimah. This guy is warming bench and as in any sports being football,boxing,athletics etc,the only way your readiness is tested is by competition.It is not a rocket science to understand that Dauda's bench role has affected his sharpness. If AA risk Dauda and put him in the post and God forbid he cause any blunder,then he will better seek 24 hour M.i 5 protection here in the UK ,obviously his family is here. AA should ask Gyan what it means to be the end of Ghanaians stick. Ghanaians are like the Jews,they will sing you Hosanna and give you a mass crucify him chorus.
  • Ghanaman says:
    April 13, 2014 02:14 am
    Dauda is our best keeper right now seconded by Kwarasey.Anyways AA knows better.
  • spellBOUND says:
    April 13, 2014 12:03 am
    thats ignorant. counting on 1 person when you have others breed complacency and mediocrity. in a team setting, its not healthy. i don't think all the support in the world will get dauda the #1 post in the pirates squad. so constantly starting Dauda (a bench warmer and tactically inefficient keeper) in the BS while other comparable players are available not only shows favoritism, it does not define a "TEAM". dauda is reaping what he has sown alright..... he made his bed by going to SA, now he's lying in it...
  • spellBOUND says:
    April 13, 2014 12:10 am
    hahaha. foolish and selfish??? what do we have to gain from this personally??? ask yourself that. it seems u rather have much to lose than us...mate understand that this is not personal. we want the best man for the job... don't bring your family matters here... the problem here is that AA has not followed through on his word. if you think bench warming is so great, then you did not see the last 3 qualifiers.... ur boy was jittery, tactically inefficient and committed quite a number of aerial blunders that would have cost us the Mundial.... this man will crumble at the Mundial against the much taller german and portuguese... there's no propaganda here mate. if any at all, it is for your cousin dauda by the way GSN seems to post at leaf 3 articles on him EVERY day...
  • spellBOUND says:
    April 13, 2014 12:14 am
    kakra yebedenti..........hahaha. are you afraid that dropping dauda will leave u hungry??? lol.. did u watch any of the qualifying games??? in which ones did dauda outplay everyone on the died to qualify us to the sundial????? NONE.... it was a team effort..... but if you want to praise a single player, give it to gyan; as he scored crucial goals when we needed them...
  • Kwaku says:
    April 12, 2014 11:03 pm
    @peter ask again oh, some ppl dnt think at all, hw many times did olele kept poles wen he was playing for blackpoll, buh yet he was our number 1 in ghana, we supported him, why ain't we give same support to Dauda, buh rather turning our back to him, in Dauda we believe, after all he was not keeping in pirates buh yet he qualify us to brazil, plz allow Dauda to rip wat he has sow, abaaaaaa !!!!
  • Wilson says:
    April 12, 2014 11:10 pm
    Hmmmmm, no sensible coach in dis wrld like AA will drop or turn his back to a keeper who qualify his side to World Cup, wat are u ppl talking about, football is about selection if u dnt start a game doesn't mean u are bad player, nd here in de case Dauda has a team so wat are we trying to say here, plz sper us dis stupid propaganda, kakra yebedenti, trying to campaign for kwarasey.
  • Papadinho says:
    April 12, 2014 11:12 pm
    Dauda......dauda.......dauda u hear me? Hhmm please repent na. God dey punish u soo. If this dude make the cut for the wc Eeh......GH 1-5 USA. GH 0-3 Port. GH 0-4 Germ. Bless
  • Wilson says:
    April 12, 2014 11:25 pm
    Some of u guys wrkng for this site change ur names nd comment on Dauda every time, unthink we don't knw hmmmm, u ppl will not see happiness in your life's if you don't stop this shit propaganda u are u doing, stupid fools
  • Lexis says:
    April 12, 2014 11:32 pm
    Papadinho, papadinho, papadinho, you again won't u leave Dauda alone or u won't to die,who ever changes his name to be this papadinho, always saying bad about Dauda, hmmmm u are inviting big curse on u, if Dauda is ur brother will ask for his exclusion frm the wrld cup? Becareful, dnt say I didn't warn u, I knw Dauda very well he is a very religious,
  • Atta says:
    April 12, 2014 11:35 pm
    papadinho is u God is punishing, just look at urself, u have nothing doing always here on dis site talking shit, Kwasiaboy I will suffer for the rest of ur life if u dnt stop this kwasi sem foooool
  • eric says:
    April 12, 2014 10:21 pm
    With all due respect, Duada is a very good goal keeper but I don't think he is better than Adam at all. Adam is soon good he even captains his team whereas Duada is so average he sits on the bench. But knowing Ur coach AA the way I know him, he will pick Duada and even try to make him number one. I will be every disappointed indeed.
  • Peter says:
    April 12, 2014 10:54 pm
    Foolish nd selfish ppl, talking rubbish, if Dauda wer to be ur family member, will u be hapi for him to drop frm de squad? Nd a such sitting on bench doesn't make a player bad if u ppl dnt knw, also goalkeeping is far diffrnt frm outfield players, stop de propaganda nd campaigning for Adams he knows Dauda is his boss period.
  • real salacious says:
    April 12, 2014 10:07 pm
    He doesn't merit to be there in the first place!experience,competitive and exposure wise Kwarasey and olele strictly ahead of him and in form wise Adams is better than him.The dude has lost it all and his confidence level is zero!I'll be very disappointed if he makes the cut to Brasil
  • Bright Baffour says:
    April 12, 2014 09:56 pm
    Dauda will lose his place of being fist choices goalkeeper at the world cup if he keep being lack of games at pirates and then kawarasey will take it
  • Francis says:
    April 13, 2014 11:40 am
    Folks this insult will never solve any problem in our team buh rather bring hatred among the players, is Dauda not Ghanaian.? I have been seeing more attacks on dis Dauda boy especially frm papadinho,as he done anything wrong to u papadinho nd others, if yes forgive him, it's serious, remember dats his job, he has no job, He is a very good goalkeeper, he deserve to be in the team nd be de number one.