Orlando Pirates coach Roger de Sa says he will still stick by Senzo Meyiwa despite reports saying the Bafana Bafana second choice might replaced by Fatau Dauda in the next coming games.
The fans has been calling for Fatau Dauda, who joined in the off-season last year July after Senzo Meyiwa cost the club points with some sloppy goalkeeping in their first two game of 2014 which they lost one and drew another when he conceded two headers in two succession matches.
Roger de Sa, who is a former professional goalkeeper himself, put Senzo Meyiwa in the win over Ajax Cape Town on Monday night, with the fans showing their delight when the Ghanaian shot-stopper warmed up when competitor Meyiwa was down after picking up a knock midway point of the second-half at the Orlando Stadium.
“I put Fatau Dauda on the bench because of what I see at training, not what the media write or say regarding our goalkeeping choice at the team,” said Roger de Sa who only selects the former Ashanti Gold CS goal-minder in the 18-man squad for the third time this season.
“Senzo Meyiwa is still our number one and we will continue using him until Dauda proves to me at training that he is ready to start,” added the former Moroka Swallows goalkeeper
Fatau Dauda, 28, is rated number one goalkeeper at Ghana senior side, and he is in contention to be the first choice in 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, but the limited game-time at Orlando Pirates might give the Black Stars coach Akwasi Appiah a reason to look at other net minders such as Adam Kwarasey and Daniel Agyei as they prepare for the a tough group in South America in June.