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2014 World Cup: Ghana goalkeeper Fatau Dauda coy on exit talks at Orlando Pirates

Ghana goalkeeper Fatau Dauda

Ghana goalkeeper Fatau Dauda

Ghana goalkeeper Fatau Dauda remains coy on reported interest from Al Ahly and Ismaily as he focuses on his work on the field of play.

The two Egyptian clubs are said to be interested in the 28-year-old who is out of favour at his South African club Orlando Pirates.

Dauda has struggled for regular first team action since his arrival from AshantiGold at the beginning of the season.

The Black Stars’ shot-stopper has never hidden his desire to leave the club but says he is for now only focused on improving himself on the field of play.

“I am a player and therefore only focused on my work on the field of play,” he told Metro FM.

“The others will also do their work and for now I have a contract here.

“But then at the end of the season we will sit to review the situation.”

Dauda is expected to be named in the Ghana squad for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

READERS COMMENTS

  1. BrightStar says:

    You will be there, in Brazil. I supported you when you were the best goalkeeper in Africa (AFCON 2013). Because you are going through hard times some people are just bringing you down. For me, you are still good until you have proven otherwise. You have not got the chance at Orlando Pirate as you are considered number 2. Not because you cannot be number 1, but because there is a GK that was #1 and the hierarchy has to maintained. That happens everywhere in the GK department. There is no true competition like on field positions. As long as the #1 is not screwing up, no matter how the #2 is doing the hierarchy must be maintained. That will give the starting Goal Keeper the necessary confidence to excel. I wish you the best. I hope you will be able to use this situation to bounce back even stronger.

  2. BrightStar says:

    Ghana 30-man squad:

    Goalkeepers: Adam Kwarasey (Stromsgodset, Norway), Daniel Agyei (Free State Stars, South Africa), Fatua Dauda (Orlando Pirates, South Africa) and Stephen Adams (Aduana Stars)

    Defenders: Samuel Inkoom (Platanias, Greece), Daniel Opare (Standard Liege, Belgium), Jonathan Mensah (Evian, France), Harrison Afful (Eseperance, Tunisia), Jeff Schulpp (Leicester City, England), John Boye (Rennes, France), Awal Mohamed (Maritzburg United, South Africa), Jerry Akaminko (Erk, Turkey) and Rashid Sumaila (Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa)

    Midfielders

    Sulley Muntari (AC Milan, Italy), Mubarak Wakaso (Rubin Kazan, Russia), Mohammed Rabiu (Kuban Krasnodar, Russia), Michael Essien (AC Milan, Italy), Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu (Udinese, Italy), Anthony Annan (Schalke, Germany), Yusif Raman Chibsah (Sassuolo, Italy), Andre Ayew (Marseille, France), Kwadwo Asamoah (Juventus, Italy) Christian Atsu (Vitesse, Holland), Afriyie Acquah (Parma, Italy), and Albert Adomah (Middlesbrough, England)

    Attackers

    Jordan Ayew (Sochaux, France), Abdul Majeed Warris (Valenciennes, France) Asamoah Gyan, (Al Ain, UAE), Kevin-Prince Boateng (Schalke, Germany), David Accam (Helsinborg, Sweden)

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    Line-Up against the US:

    Fatua Dauda

    Daniel Opare John Boye Jonathan Mensah Mubarak Wakaso

    Mohammed Rabiu Sulley Muntari

    Andre Ayew Kwadwo Asamoah

    Kevin-Prince Boateng

    Asamoah Gyan

    Result: Ghana 2 (Kevin-Prince, Majeed Warris) : 0 USA