I built a house from monies I got from 2008 Africa Cup – Fatau Dauda discloses

Fatau Dauda, a former Black Stars goalkeeper, has shared with the current crop of players the numerous perks of playing for the national team.

Fatau Dauda shared some pearls of wisdom with the players before taking the stage to perform his initiation dance on Saturday, March 23, 2024, about not only their jobs, but life in general.

Fatau Dauda, the team’s new goalkeeper coach, underlined the importance of players making sensible investments.

He reminded them of the short nature of their careers and advised them to save and plan for their life when they left the game.

Fatau Dauda also encouraged them to demonstrate enthusiasm and determination while wearing the national shirt.


I built a house from monies I got from 2008 Africa Cup – Fatau Dauda discloses

He then explained how, as a local player, he was able to buy his own home using the money he earned while on national duty.

“Because of the national team, when police officers meet me on the road, they stop, salute and exchange pleasantries with me. Think of this, it’s a very deep thing. When doing something, do it with passion because that’s what will keep you going.

“I went to the 2008 AFCON with Ghana and after that, I was out of the team for so many years. But with what I got from the 2008 AFCON, I managed to build my own house. My father and mother had a house but I realized that it’s a family property and I have sisters and brothers so I went to get my own house.

“Going for national assignments was a big motivation for me, so, I kept pushing until November 2012 when I got called up for the qualifier of the 2021 and 2013 AFCONs,” he said.

Fatau Dauda, Otto Addo, Joseph Laumann, and John Paintsil, the Black Stars’ current technical team, have been tasked with returning the squad to its lofty heights.

They, on the other hand, have had a shaky start to their tenure, with no victory in their first two games during the March 2024 international break.

The first of the two matches, against Nigeria’s Super Eagles, concluded in a 1-2 defeat, while the second, played on March 26, 2024, finished in a 2-2 draw with Uganda.

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