Few months ago, Razz Newspaper made a publication about Ghana’s Black Stars goalkeeper, Fatau Dauda, having been cursed by his ex- girlfriend – that he won’t enjoy success in his career as a goalkeeper, both in the national team, the Black Stars and at club level: a situation that seems to be turning into reality – considering the fact that, he has not enjoyed the pole position in the national team and is struggling to find a foreign club.
In spite of the so-called curses and the seemingly bad fortunes befallingn his career, Fatau Dauda is unperturbed about the situation and upbeat about his current status and future.
On his inability to get a starting role in the Black Stars, he explained: ““What I never do is to question the capability and integrity of any coach as the power to select players for matches lies solely with them. I am ever ready to give my best for the nation at any time.”
He further explained: “Ghana first is the anthem so I am more concerned with the team winning in Ghana than to who mans the post. Everyone in the team has to do away with selfishness and give the technical team the encouragement to select the right players for every match.”
The ex-girlfriend of Fatau Dauda, who is also a former winner of the plus-sized beauty pageant – Miss Excel Plus, made wild allegations against the footballer and cursed him some months ago.
According to the lady, Fatau Dauda was her boyfriend until they parted ways in the latter part of 2012 but before that, Fatau had put her in a condition that demanded an urgent medical attention.
“Fatau Dauda is my ex. Most people knew about our relationship. Even on Facebook and in the media. My mum, brother, friends, and all my close associates knew of our relationship.” she told Razz Newspaper.
She also disclosed: “He put me in a condition that demanded I get urgent medical attention. I was operated. The total cost of the bill was over GHC 10,000. I had serious complications after the operation which I’m still checking on. Fatau promised of paying the medical bills but refused. I had to use my own hard earned money to defray the bills. He owes me and doesn’t want to pay.”
She had more scathing remarks for the goalkeeper: “Can’t you see he is coming down now? He sat on bench throughout when the Black Stars went to South Africa. When he went to South Africa, it happened. I told him he will sit on bench forever.”
Cautioning players and men in general, she said: “Most players need to be very careful. That’s why most of the Ghanaian players don’t go far or achieve to the highest points. It’s my aunty who assisted in his calling into the Black Stars. I connected him to most of the players before he was even called into the Black Star team.”
With Fatau’s current struggles, many observers are suggesting that the so-called curses may have caught up with him. The 28-year-old has lost his position to Stephen Adams following a turbulent time in South Africa where he featured for Orlando Pirates and Chippa United.
When Fatau played for Orlando Pirates, he played just one match and after a year, his contract was abrogated. When Chippa United contracted him, he could not get a single match to play and again, his contract was revoked after just 3 months.
In recent matches between Ghana’s Black Stars against Togo and Guinea respectively, Fatau was benched – and on club level, after struggling to find a club outside, he gave up and has since settled with local Premiership team, Ashanti Gold.
Razz Newspaper/Osarfo Anthony