Tuesday Dec 19, 2017. 18:30
Ghanaian international goalkeeper Fatau Dauda has revealed that he envies the Nigerian national side for their undying passion.
Despite playing for the Black Stars at the CAF African Nations Cup and at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, Dauda cannot hide his admiration for their rivals.
The Enyimba FC shot stopper will swiftly grasp any opportunity to play for the Super Eagles in the event that FIFA rules will allow him.
Dauda has been in top form for The Peoples Elephants, guiding them to qualify for the 2018 CAF Confederation Cup, but has been ignored by new coach Kwesi Appiah since assuming post in May this year.
“Nigerians are passionate about football. They love football like we Ghanaians and you know that rivalry will be there forever,” said the keeper.
“If FIFA changes their law today and I have the chance to play for Nigeria I will gladly do that. I won’t think twice before accepting the offer. There are a lot of talented players in the Super Eagles and it will be great to be part of a great team.”
Meanwhile, he added that he is not worried by the continuous snub by Appiah, saying he will respond anytime Ghana needs him.
“For me, the most important thing now is to continue to do well for my club. It is when you do well for your club that you will possibly be recognised by your country,” he adds.
“The media and the federation in Ghana are monitoring my performance here and if the coaches deem it fit they will invite me.”