Ghanaian international, goalkeeper Fatawu Dauda has disclosed his desire to make a return to the Black Stars of Ghana but not as a player.
Fatawu, however, confirmed that he will prefer to assist as a goalkeeper’s trainer whiles he still learning and focusing on his new career role.
Dauda was in the Ghana national team squad for the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations, was the first choice keeper for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations edition of the tournament, and also played at the World Cup 2014 in Brazil.
The experienced shot-stopper has played 26 games with the Black Stars since making his debut in 2008.
Having spent his time off the pitch for a while, Fatawu insists it will be better to make a Black Stars return as a trainer than to play.
“For now I want to start my goalkeeping training career because I think for now that I am fit I want to train the young ones who are talented so that they can go far.
“We have the talent here but tactically is left with the techniques. If we can teach them is possible that they can go high. For now, am not sure to come and play but my concentration is to learn and teach the young ones.
“I prefer to be a goalkeeper’s trainer at the Black Stars. We have ‘Senior Man’ Richard Olele Kingston there already and he is teaching them well. Nobody is perfect so I keep on learning. You can go for when you keep on learning.
“If I will make a return to the national team then I will accept the call to assist ‘Olele’. Sometimes when the boys see you around is another encouragement for them like how Olele is there because he’s been at the World Cup before. It will encourage the boys while he is there as a trainer.
“For me to join the team then it will be at the goalkeeping department but my concentration is not about playing.” Fatawu Gattuso in an interview with Original 91.9FM as quoted by the most authoritative website, Ghanasportspage.com.
Dauda began his football career in 2004 with Ghana Division 1 League club Okwawu United. He has played for six different clubs including Southside, Orlando Pirates as well as Ashantigold, and Legon Cities in the Ghana Premier League.t