News filtering through to the Siya crew’s desk is that Ghanaian side, AshantiGold, were refused to re-sign goalkeeper Fatau Dauda from Orlando Pirates, the club have revealed.
Dauda is the Black Stars number one keeper and has not seen game time since joining the Soweto giants in June last year, a concern to many Ghanaians ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil this year.
Dauda has been on the Bucs bench as coach Roger De Sa favours Bafana Bafana’s number two, Senzo Meyiwa and Brighton Mhlongo.
AshantiGold transfered the player to the Parktown-based PSL outfit but wanted a loan spell to keep Dauda match fit.
As previously reported by the Siya crew, the goalminder said he is not the only goalkeeper of Ghana and told the Black Stars fans they shouldn’t be concerned about his lack of playing time.
“We have a lot of goalkeepers around so if I am not getting enough playing time, Ghanaians should not be worried, there is Adam Kwarasey and the rest and they are all playing for their clubs, so if Kwesi Appiah gives them the opportunity in the world cup I just have to support them,” Dauda said.
According to Ashanti, Pirates’ chief administrator Floyd Mbele, stood against the idea and insisted that the goalkeeper will get enough playing time.
“The player belongs to Pirates at the moment and the perogative to offer a loan deal remains theirs,” AshGold CEO, Kudjoe Fianoo, was quoted on one of Ghana’s publications, Daily Graphic.
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