Kassaly Daouda

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Kassaly Daouda
Personal information
Date of birth (1983-08-19) 19 August 1983 (age 33)
Place of birth Dosso, Niger[1]
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)[2]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Chippa United
Number 35
Youth career
0000–1998 Olympic FC de Niamey[1]
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2001[2] Olympic FC de Niamey
2001–2006[2] Sahel SC
2007–2012 Cotonsport Garoua
2009 Rapid II Bucureşti (loan)[2]
2012– Chippa United 8 (0)
National team
1996–1998[2] Niger (youth)
2002[2] Niger 46 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 November 2012.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 8 May 2013

Kassaly Daouda (born 19 August 1983[2] in Dosso[1]) is a Nigerien footballer who is a goalkeeper for South African club Chippa United.


Daouda began his career at Olympic FC de Niamey,[1][2] and was first chosen for the youth national selection in 1996, then rising to the full national squad in 1998.[2] In August 2002 he gained his first cap, and has been the starting goalkeeper with Niger ever since.[2] Transitioning to goalkeeper for the full Olympic FC, Daouda's side was national league champion, then runners up in 1999.[2] In 2001,[2] Daouda joined rival Niamey club Sahel SC, and as their number one went on to win three national championships and two national cups.[1] He moved to Cameroon club Cotonsport Garoua in 2006 has played in the 2007 CAF Champions League[3] On the back of his success at Cotonsport, Daouda was chosen Niger's Best Player of the Year in 2008.[2]

On 4 February 2009, he moved from Cotonsport Garoua to Rapid Bucharest on loan,[2] and in summer 2009 returned to Cotonsport Garoua.[4]

In September 2012, Daouda signed for South African Premier Soccer League club Chippa United.

He remained starting keeper for the Niger national football team throughout their successful qualification for the 2012 African Cup of Nations,[1] and the tournament itself, as well as for 2013 African Cup of Nations. [5]


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