Ghana Black Stars goalkeeper Meyiwa Dauda
Ghana goalkeeper Fatau Dauda has faith he will soon get his chance at Orlando Pirates despite the strong form of Bucs number one Senzo Meyiwa.
Dauda, an off-season signing from Ashanti Gold SC, plays second fiddle to Meyiwa in Mayfair, with his colleague starring in Pirates' recent run to the African Champions League Final.
And while Dauda's inactivity at club level may harm his international prospects he appears calm over the situation.
"In the national team I have been having great support from everybody. In football things happen.
"I will get my chance at Pirates as long as I am active in the national team playing well … my turn to play for Pirates will have to come.
"I think I have done reasonably well for my national team and that has helped me stay focused and being considered. All keepers go through such periods, it will pass soon.
"I understand people’s excitement about my situation, but I am strong – I will keep working harder."
Meanwhile, Dauda expressed delight at helping the Black Stars qualify for next year's World Cup in Brazil.
"Being in the World Cup is the ultimate dream of every footballer, ask any player," he said.
"If you do exceptionally well, the world notices. The World Cup is the biggest event on the planet, so I am definitely blessed and looking forward to going to Brazil."