Ex-ghana Star Manso Does Not Expect Dauda To Start Ahead Of Kwarasey, Kingson In Egypt Game
Posted On Wednesday, 2nd October 2013
Ex-Ghana defender Frimpong Manso does not expect goalkeeper Fatau Dauda to start ahead of Adam Kwarasey and returning Richard Kingson in the country’s 2014 World Cup playoffs first leg tie against Egypt.
Dauda’s recent slapdash performance against Zambia in a World Cup group decider has come under the microscope with his number one status coming under threat following the return of veteran Richard Kingson.
Kingson, who recently joined Doxa Katokopia of Cyprus, has earned a recall into the team to challenge the Orlando Pirates shot-stopper ahead of the must-win game against the North African giants.
There is also Norwegian-based Adam Kwarasey, who is lurking around for another chance to win over the fans.
Former Black Stars strong centre-back Frimpong Mansao insists Dauda should not get the nod over Kwarasey and Kingson.
“If I were coach Akwasi Appiah,I will never start a goalkeeper who is not regular and inactive but rather pick someone who is regular and active in his club,” Manso told Takoradi-based Aseda FM
“In that situation it’s obvious who fit into that bill. It doesn’t lie in my mouth to mention names.
“But we all know those who are playing regularly and those who are not. We need active players to play against Egypt and not based the selection on sentiments.
‘Of course I think that Richard Kingson deserves a recall into the team. He is playing active now and so what’s the point in not inviting him?
“He is a Ghanaian and can also contribute his part to the success of the team.”
Dauda’s lack of action at Orlando Pirates has not helped matters with a massive perception his confidence has dented.
The Black Stars will host the first leg at the Baba Yara stadium in Ghana’s second largest city of Kumasi on October 15 before they travel to Egypt for the crucial reverse fixture on November 19.