Dauda Gets Afranie Backing
Former Ghana coach Emmanuel Kwesi Afranie has urged current head honcho Kwesi Appiah to keep Fatau Dauda as first choice goalie.
Dauda has suffered a noticeable dip in form after opting to move South African giants Orlando Pirates last year, leading to skepticism about his showings for the national team since.
"Fatau has been in post throughout the qualification and is necessary we maintain him at the World Cup," Afranie reasons.
All this, despite Dauda's inactivity down south.
The former AshGold shot-stopper has been down the pecking order from the moment he joined Pirates, as coach Roger De Sa has favoured Senzo Meyiwa.
Indeed, in December the comment: "Dauda is our third-choice keeper' as De Sa told Sports24 caused mixed reactions on both sides of the continent.
That said, the Ghanaian football public are notorious for being sticklers for players who have regular playing time and Fatau is well aware of this.
In the past week, Dauda has been seen in public places with his newly hired personal trainer Sean Guy - a popular fitness expert - who is to assist him keep up in form.