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Black Stars goalkeeper's trainer helps Dauda improve form before Pirates return

Posted On Thursday, 2nd January 2014
Fatau Dauda has been training with Nassam Yakubu

Fatau Dauda has been training with Nassam Yakubu

Ghana goalkeepers’ trainer Nassam Yakubu has come to the aid of Fatau Dauda to keep him sharp during the break in the South African top-flight as he keeps his first choice stopper in shape with the 2014 World Cup looming.

The 28-year-old is determined to win a starting role at Orlando Pirates as he continues to struggle to dethrone Senzo Meyiwa as the club’s first choice even though hew is Ghana’s favourite shot-stopper.

Black Stars goalkeeper’s trainer Nassam Yakubu, who lives in the Western Region town of Tarkwa, has arrived in Accra to help Dauda to undergo hectic daily training sessions.

Yakubu has been training Dauda at the Lizzy Sports Complex since the South Africa-based goalkeeper arrived in the country for holidays.

While the goalkeepers’ trainer has shown his desire to work hard even outside his work schedule without pay just to keep his goalkeepers in shape, the move has also shown that Dauda is serious about his World Cup ambitions of staying Ghana’s first choice goalkeeper.

Several Ghanaian fans have been worried over Dauda’s club inactivity with the 2014 World Cup just six months away.

The ex AshantiGold shot-stopper is however determined to fight for his starting place haven ruled out a loan move from Pirates.

Dauda has been involved in several tough exercises with national team trainer in Accra before he heads back for club duty on January 6.

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READERS COMMENTS

  1. askantwi says:

    That goalkeeper, Senzo Meyiwa, should be careful. Dauda might turn his juju on him and he’ll never play again. I can see Dauda is looking for a favor from this Black Star coach. If it is true that he has hired him, Dauda must be disqualified from the Black Stars due to CONFLICT OF INTEREST. Paying this coach personally amounts to Bribery or an unhealthy way of influencing or securing favor from the Black Stars’ goalkeeping coach. The authorities should not condone such practice. Fatau should fine another coach, Period.

  2. keith from germany says:

    if the great JEHOVAH GOD IS ON YOUR SIDE WHY SHOULD U FEAR JUJU AND SPIRISTISM.
    EVNTHOUGH OPINIONS ARE SAID TO BE LIKE NOSES,WE HAVE TO GROW WITH OUR WAY OF THINKING.
    DAUDA MADE A WRONG MOVE TO ORLANDO PIRATES BECUZ THEIR CURRENT COACH ROGER DE SA FAVOURS SOUTH AFRICANS MORE THAN ANY OTHER AFRICAN FOREIGNERS.
    pirates current keeper is the number two in bafana bafana.
    kwarasey must be the number one becuz he has being playing actively n i watched most of their just ended league matches on YouTube where he made a lot of great saves to put his Team in the game.
    i guess there is a conspiracy going on agianst Adam becuz i dont see how fatau is better than kwarasey,who was voted best goalie in the just ended norwegian eliteserien.

  3. J. White says:

    It is absolutely unprofessional on the part of the national team goalkeepers’ trainer to train Dauda out of schedule for national assignments. If Dauda needs personal assistant he ought to make his own arrangements (hire a personal goalie trainer); the national team goalie trainer should have nothing to do with that. Would he extend similar services to other goalkeepers in the national team? And with this sort of relationship with Dauda, how does he expect us to trust decisions he makes regarding who mans the BS goalpost? Hasn’t Dauda got goalie trainer at his club? I know someone will soon jump on this comment and insult me, but nowhere will this level of unprofessional practice on the part of the goalie trainer be tolerated.

    • Nassam YAKUBU says:

      You can verify from any of the Blackstars goalkeepers who have worked with me whether I have not told them to call for assistance when the team is not even in camp.Why should we wait and only work when we are in camp?I am always available for any GHANIAN goalkeeper or club that needs assistance with regards to their goalkeepers.There is nothing unprofessional about this.

  4. Viper says:

    dauda would simply lose his starting berth,It rather seems to me that Orlando Pirate just want to sabotage Dauda.They probably think Dauda would be manning the post in the world cup,so dont know whether they want to cash in on him when his stock rises,it seem rather silly,Dauda requested a loan move? And they simply refused,why would you refuse a player a loan move when he isn’t getting any game time at the club?????? What is the sense in that???? Refusing a player a loan move whilst confining that player to bench role,considering that player is an integral part of a world cup bound national team.What do Orlando Pirates stand to gain blocking Dauda loan move????????????? Unless ofcourse they are trying to sabotage Dauda and try to cash in on him IF his stock rises,I wonder why the GFA is quiet on this because at the end of the day,it isn’t only Dauda who loses but the Black Stars.Senseless,is this how football is run in Africa????? A loan move isn’t a permanent switch,so why would Orlando Pirate block Dauda’s loan move if he want to get the needed game time???????? Senseless,if this continues Dauda will certainly lose his place in the team.

    • Viper says:

      lots of typos but…

    • J. White says:

      I’m personally NOT against Dauda as a goalkeeper. However, I don’t see anything senseless about what Orlando Pirates are doing. Football is about competition. The fact that Dauda is the goalkeeper of the BS shouldn’t give him an automatic spot on Pirates! Kingson was 3rd choice goalie at Blackpool, but due to connivance he was still our first choice in the BS. Perhaps, this should tell us there might something fishy about Dauda’s number 1 position in the BS, despite his recent flops. Dauda should have assessed his chances of getting a number 1 spot before making that stupid move to Orlando Pirates. So if the competition at Pirates means he has to be number of 2 or number 3, I don’t see what makes it wrong. For example, Chelsea signed Mark Schwarzer, who used to be number 1 at his former club and a national team goalie for Australia. Yet he is now number 2 at Chelsea. Chelsea wouldn’t play him ahead of Cech because Schwarzer is number 1 for his national team; that wouldn’t make sense! Pirates definitely need Dauda, but perhaps not as a first choice goalie yet; that doesn’t mean they should loan him out. Besides, pirates are not under any obligation to respond to Dauda’s loan demands so long as he has a contract with the club. And most clubs would never loan their 2nd and 3rd choice goalies whilst the league is in progress. So if Dauda can’t have the patience or work harder to improve his performance, he has the option of terminating his contract and facing the consequences.

      • askantwi says:

        This Dauda guy is so desperate that he is making the wrong moves since day one. His move to Orlando Pirates was hasty. Now his hiring of the Black Stars goalkeepers trainer has proving to me why he always gets the nod. That’s also a wrong move. It looks like he’ll do anything to stay ahead of Kwarassey. This behavior of his shows clearly that he won’t mind paying bribes to get what he wants. AND I AM NOT RULING JUJU OUT EITHER. This goalkeeper’s trainer, having accepted this job from Dauda has got himself tainted and should be fired immediately. How could a Black Stars goalkeeper be the BOSS of the Black Stars goalkeeper’s trainer? He comes under Dauda’s pocket and control. That’s absolutley unacceptable. The coach gets paid by Dauda, and suppose he gets paid more than what he actually gets as a trainer. This is ridiculous. Both coach and trainer should be dispensed with.

  5. Nana says:

    J White, I agree with you this is conflict of interest completely,how can a national goal keepers trainer offer special favour to someone other than the others, that’s why Kwarasey is not getting his nod , national goal keepers trainer mind you , there’s nothing I will consider credible when it comes to our goal keepers dept , awe! Julo

  6. Assemblyman says:

    some people will never learn..smh!

  7. Boro says:

    I personally will stand for players who employ other coaches out of schedule to improve upon whatever they think they lag and I think I have suggested this on this platform before. However, I will prefer other trainer rather than that of BS and I agree with askantwi when he says there could be conflict of interest. Especially, coming at the time where our local trainer seems not to have overcome their involvement in a lot of bribery allegations.

  8. kuukuphilly says:

    kwarassey Is our first choice keeper,dauda has been sitting o the bench for how long.?

  9. askantwi says:

    This Dauda guy is so desperate that he is making the wrong moves since day one. His move to Orlando Pirates was hasty. Now his hiring of the Black Stars goalkeepers trainer has proving to me why he always gets the nod. That’s also a wrong move. It looks like he’ll do anything to stay ahead of Kwarassey. This behavior of his shows clearly that he won’t mind paying bribes to get what he wants. This goalkeeper’s trainer, having accepted this job from Dauda has got himself tainted and should be fired immediately. How could a Black Stars goalkeeper be the BOSS of the goalkeeper’s trainer? He comes under Dauda’s pocket and control. That’s absolutley unacceptable. The coach gets paid by Dauda, and suppose he gets paid more than what he actually gets as a trainer. This is ridiculous. Both coach and trainer should be dispensed with. With this relationship between them, how could the coach recommend or gives the nod to Kwarassey over Dauda? Shame onto them. Nyantakyi and AA should CLEAN UP such unhealthy situation out of the team.

  10. LeShaq says:

    Oyewa….it there for all eyes that Dauda has problems when it comes to arial balls, yet he keeps on mending our post. Now i can deduce my conclusion…..Hmmm asem beba debi.





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