Otto Addo picks Fatau Dauda to replace ‘Olele’ Kingston as Black Stars goalkeeping coach

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Fatau Dauda returns to Black Stars as a coach

The country’s former shot-stopper will now train the young goalkeepers as he replaces Richard Kingston

Ghana’s new coach Otto Addo has named former goalkeeper Fatau Dauda as the new goalkeeping coach, replacing Richard ‘Olele’ Kingston.

Dauda, who was recently working with Sudan national team, will return home to help the Black Stars as Olele’s time comes to an end.

Aside Dauda, Joseph Laumann and John Painstil have been named as assistant coaches as a new set of people are going to steer the affairs of the senior national team if Ghana.

“Laumann, a UEFA pro-License holder, previously played in Cyprus, Germany, and Vietnam. In coaching, he has had stints with Standard Liege, VfL Bochum, and Barnsley in the English championship,” a Ghana FA statement read.

“Also, in the backroom, staff are former Ghana players John Painstil and Fatau Dauda.

“John Painstil played for Fulham, West Ham United, and Kaizer Chiefs of South Africa before hanging his boots after featuring in two FIFA World Cup tournaments for Ghana.

“The former Berekum Arsenal and Liberty Professionals player is a Ghana legend of 89 caps, a former captain and a member of the squad that won Bronze in the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations. John was a former assistant coach at Kaizer Chiefs and a CAF Licence B holder.

“Fatau Dauda, a former goalkeeper of Voradep, Okwahu United, AshantiGold and Orlando Pirates, represented Ghana 23 times and featured in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

“The Ghana Football Association shall provide the necessary support to the newly formed technical team to ensure their success, having in mind that there will be some good moments and bad moments in this new era.

We strongly believe that with the right level of support, our collective future looks bright. The GFA is, therefore, calling on Ghanaians to exercise patience and offer the team their full backing as we embark on this rebuilding process,” the statement concluded.

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