Ghanaian goalkeeper Fatau Dauda has shut down claims that he influenced the freezing out of Adam Kwarasey from the national side.
Kwarasey initially went to the Brazil 2014 FIFA World cup as the undisputed first choice and started in the first group game against the USA.
After losing 2-1 to the Americans, Kwarasey was relegated to the bench by Kwesi Appiah for their next game against Germany for Fatawu to take the goalkeeping duties.
Some rumors surfaced that Dauda had used his relationship with other members of the team to get Kwarasey benched.
Others also believed that there was a mystical source to Kwarasey’s terrible performance in his first match and they believed that Fatau Dauda had used ‘juju’ to achieve this.
He however told Citi TV that those claims were far fetched.
“Ghanaians have been saying it and I’ve been hearing it. That’s how our job is. You hear a lot of things about you. If I had juju, I would go and play outside with Real Madrid or Barcelona and make big money. I train and I pray for God to protect me from injuries so I don’t know where these rumors are coming from”.