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Sports News of Tuesday, 28 July 2020

Source: GNA

Legon Cities goalkeeper Fatau Dauda plans to write his autobiography


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Former Black Stars number one goalie, Fatau Dauda, has expressed his desire to write a book that chronicles his struggles in life as a young footballer till he hit the limelight.

"I have gone through a lot in my career and I believe I have an inspiring story to tell the next generation of footballers."

"One of my greatest desires is to put into writing what I have gone through as a footballer and my struggles in the national team."

"I remember very well how I defied the advice of my mother to choose football ahead of education," he told GNA Sports in an interview."

"She was never happy with my decision but I was convinced with what I wanted to do so I stuck by that. I also have fond memories of how I felt I would be denied food after playing in a community match at Madina.

"My first competitive match was in a community match at Madina. I did so well to the admiration of the huge crowd there. I thought would be denied supper by my mother and to my surprise, I was served with a lot of food and meat when I got home.

"Apparently, my mother was among the crowd that watched the match and saw how I was hailed by the crowd," Dauda told GNA Sports in an interview.

According to Dauda, the youth and the current generation of players would have a lot to learn from his story.

"But I must admit that without discipline and commitment, you cannot make it to the top.

"My first attempt in the national team was to serve as a back-up goalkeeper at training. I was never invited but rather called to step in for the second goalkeeper who was on another national assignment.

"I took the chance to prove my worth and since that, I have been getting call-ups to the national team.

"Playing for the national team is always a one-time opportunity; if you miss it you would start all over again," he stated.

Dauda was a member of the 2008, 2015, 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) squad, as well as a member of the 2014 World Cup squad in Brazil.





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