I Build A House With Money From The 2008 AFCON – Fatau Dauda: Black Stars goalkeepers’ trainer Fatau Dauda has urged the current crop of players to take national team assignments seriously, insisting that was how his life got transformed.

The 38-year-old lined up for Ghana between 2008 and 2015, while featuring in two Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournaments and one FIFA World Cup.

Dauda retired with 26 caps to his name and has since earned his managerial badges as a goalkeepers’ coach, having also joined Otto Addo’s backroom staff.

Addressing the Black Stars players ahead of the friendlies against Nigeria and Uganda, Dauda narrated how the national team transformed his life.

He said being called up to the national team for the 2008 AFCON had a big impact on his life, adding that he used the money he earned from that tournament to build a house.

“Because of the national team, when police officers meet me on the road, they stop, salute, and exchange pleasantries with me,” Dauda said.

“Think of this, it’s a very deep thing. When doing something, do it with passion because that’s what will keep you going,” Dauda remarked while addressing the team for the first time since his appointment.

“I went to the 2008 AFCON with Ghana and after that, I was out of the team for so many years. But with what I got from the 2008 AFCON, I managed to build my own house. My father and mother had a house but I realized that it’s a family property and I have sisters and brothers so I went to get my own house.”

Dauda’s career saw him play for Ashanti Gold, Orlando Pirates, Chippa United, Enyimba, Legon Cities, and Asante Kotoko.

Source: Blackgh.com

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