Fatawu Dauda has jumped to the defence of under-fire goalkeeper Razak Braimah – insisting the goals he conceded in the friendly against Japan were not his fault.
The CD Guadalajara has been heavily criticized for what many believe were his unimpressive second half performance in the 3-1 defeat to Japan on Tuesday.
Braimah had made a fantastic debut for the Black Stars – providing one of the assists in Ghana’s 2-2 draw with Turkey in a friendly played last month in Istanbul.
The former Nania shot-stopper looked to be holding his own again after churning out impressive saves in the first half of the defeat to Japan.
His second half performance however left much to be desired – finishing the game with a three goal concession.
Braimah has since had his fair share of criticisms for the below par performance of the team but Ghana first choice Dauda says his competitor cannot be blamed for the goals he conceded against Japan.
“If you look at the goals he conceded there was nothing he could do about them,” Dauda said.
“So after the game I told him it’s just a game and the only important thing for him was to improve.
“The chap is strong mentally due to his experience outside and all.
“So I am sure he will bounce back strongly.”