By Ameenu Shardow
Fatawu Dauda seems to have displaced Adam Kwarasey as Ghana?s first choice goalkeeper.
The 27-year-old has been retained by coach Akwasi Appiah for Ghana?s second group game against Mali at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.
Dauda has been impressive since joining the Black Stars team ? not conceding even a single goal until the 2-2 draw with DR Cong last Sunday.
His assured performances in goal has earned him a regular place in Ghana?s starting line up at the Nations Cup in South Africa.
The AshantiGold player has now succeeded in pushing regular Adam Kwarasey who has struggled for consistency to the Ghana bench.
Dauda will start again for Ghana in the Thursday?s crucial game against Mali ? signifying the confidence reposed in him by the Black Stars technical team.
Ghana starting line-up: Fatau Dauda, John Pantsil, Harrison Afful, Isaac Vorsah, John Boye, Rabiu Mohammed, Albert Adomah, Emmanuel Agyemang Badu, Kwadwo Asamoah, Asamoah Gyan, Mubarak Wakaso.