Dauda: It’s up to me

Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Fatau Dauda is delighted to have the backing of the Ghana head coach Kwesi Appiah, who handed him a World Cup call-up.

The Black Stars goal-minder has made only three appearances for the Buccaneers since his arrival at the start of the season, with Senzo Meyiwa being the preferred first-choice.

Nevertheless, Dauda believes he can continue to hold his own between the sticks at international level despite limited game-time at Pirates.

“He (Kwesi Appiah) was worried that I wasn’t playing,” Dauda told Goal. “But as a coach he knows about the goalkeeping department that you cannot chop and change after every single game.

“How many coaches around the world change their goalkeepers every week? Sitting in the bench doesn’t mean I am not a good goalkeeper. I am training everyday and I am playing in competitive friendly games and that’s very important.

“It all depends on me now. The coach has given me a chance and it’s up to me to work harder and get into the final squad,” he added.

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