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2014 World Cup: Ghana need experienced Richard Kingson to shine in Brazil - Laryea Kingson

Published on: 09 May 2014
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Ex-Ghana midfielder Laryea Kingson believes his the country require the experience of his brother Richard Kingson to excel at the 2014 World Cup.

Kingson, 33, enjoyed a fabulous season at Balikesirspor where he helped the Turkish side to gained promotion.

The former Wigan Athletic goalkeeper  is Ghana’s most capped player with 90 appearances under his belt.

And his junior brother Laryea Kingson feels he deserves to be in Brazil following his sublime performances at club level.

“I am not saying this because he is my brother, but I think he deserves a call-up," he told GTV's Stage Africa.

“He is an experienced goalkeeper and you need such people at the very big stages. Experience cannot be bought anywhere."

Black Stars coach Kwesi Appiah is expected to announce his provisional 30-man squad for the global showpiece on Monday.

Comments

  • Paul says:
    May 10, 2014 11:08 am
    What about Laryea himself? Has he stop playing or he has just counted himself out. Greedy bastards!
  • Ghanaman says:
    May 10, 2014 05:30 am
    He claims to be 36 which is accurate.
  • francis A Gyasi (oxygen) says:
    May 10, 2014 05:39 am
    Ghanaians always realise when it has happened already n these same people will say we should hav include olele, how old is Gigs, even bukerziz tried Edward ansah so why olele is old, is he walking with pomah
  • A straight talk says:
    May 10, 2014 04:56 am
    When keepers keep longer in the post that is when they excel with their experience. Simple 1. Kwarsey 2. Dauda 3. Olele [ Safety net]
  • A cool guy says:
    May 09, 2014 08:40 pm
    Good point from concerned citizen..Olele's inclusion is crucial because we can afford to take 3 fresh keepers without experience to the World cup. like that.
  • orka says:
    May 09, 2014 08:42 pm
    olele oluman apuuu he can`t catch c ronaldo`s shot he is old.he shoul pack his self. kwarasey is the best
  • Boro says:
    May 09, 2014 09:14 pm
    Say that again Texas. You see he claims he is 33 but he knows he is in his late 40s and at this age have lost all his reflexes. Olele do not be greedy and allow the young ones to take over, aaba! As for his brother he was on television asking ghanaians to allow him an automatic place in the bs to brazil just for his cv. Can u imagine this?
  • bobby and blazer says:
    May 09, 2014 09:36 pm
    Massa!!Yr bro have been der twice already,moreover if we want an experienced goalkeeper we will rather go 4 Ali Jaraah.NONSENSE!!!!!
  • Sean says:
    May 09, 2014 09:59 pm
    Why Olele, someone who can't stop one penalty or free kick huh? yes we need an experience people, but he should be last to consider. 2010 world cup in Sought Africa, where we had the whole Africa continent with the host nation full sport, Suley has given us a wining leed, forlan cheap free kick led us to extra time through penalties all of us shift the blame to first, Suarz, Asamoah Djan, John mensah and Adiah. Mean while Uruguay keeper was able to stop tow out of five, since Olele start keeping I have never seen him making any important save from free kick or penalty spot before. Kwarasey has show it with friendly much against brazil, Ronaldinho free kick and header he did a wonderful save which he (Ronaldinho) thought he has scored. Under 20 we won the youth world for the first time as an African continent in Egypt, because our keeper then stop some important penalty. not only strikers win a tournament or midfielders but, a good goal keeper also does, not only an experience but, also a good goal keeper who can also stop free kick and penalties when it comes, on this not Olele comes last..... please people in GHANA think well. this is my opinion and observation God bless Ghana.
  • anokwale says:
    May 09, 2014 10:19 pm
    A true football nation should have confidence. Why keep recycling old and burned out players. It is time to let the new blood have a chance. Thank you.
  • Orlpda says:
    May 10, 2014 01:09 am
    Whaaaat?? This guy's still 33 years?
  • kuukuphilly says:
    May 09, 2014 05:25 pm
    Blood is thicker than palm wine folks
  • Simony says:
    May 09, 2014 05:26 pm
    Laryea is just greedy and nothing else. BS is not a family affair.
  • Ken says:
    May 09, 2014 05:57 pm
    Kingston presence will push Kwaresey or Dauda to perform beyond their limit. Ghana to profit from that, since there will be no complacency in that department. Add John Mensah and Jeffrey Schlupp then we are set.
  • Ken says:
    May 09, 2014 06:02 pm
    You made a very vital point on GK's coach. Olele has experience than every Ghanaian goal-keeper in our football history. Gone to two World Cups, played all over Europe. He would be a great trainer when he eventually retires.
  • A conerned citizen........... says:
    May 09, 2014 08:06 pm
    Olele deserves to be in Brazil to bring experience in the goalkeeping department. At this biggest soccer fiesta stage with these 2 "green horn" goalkeepers even though they are good is very risky. You need "Olele" to be among them so as to encourage them to excel. I will therefore describe "Olele" as safety net for the goalkeeping department. For example 1. Kwarasy 2. Dauda 3. Olele as a safety net which means should in case something happened to them then we can rely on him. If coach AA exclude him and these 2 goalkeepers did not rise up to the occassion then the Black Stars will come home early. I would like to advise Coach AA to play it safe to include "Olele"
  • texas says:
    May 09, 2014 04:56 pm
    He has done his part already. Don't be greedy or you will be disgraced. A word to the wise is enough.
  • Frank Botwe says:
    May 09, 2014 05:02 pm
    YES LARYEA I AGREED WITH YOU. KWASI APPIAH SHOULD CONSIDER THIS KEEPER - OLELE. HE HAS DONE IT BEFORE AND HE CAN DO IT AGAIN THIS TIME. IT HAPPENED SOMETIME AGO THAT HE WAS SIDELINED FOR LONG TIME AND HE DID HIS MAGIC IN ONE FRIENDLY. HE was THAT TIME CAUGHT THE EYE OF THEN COACH. HE PICKED HIM FOR A TOURNAMENT AND HE EXCEL. SO THERE WILL BE NO DOUBT IN MY MIND THAT OLELE WILL EXCEL IN BRAZIL IF HE SELECTED.
  • Kwabena says:
    May 09, 2014 05:07 pm
    And experieced player like you, abe? Greedy man. Is it not the same Guy who said AA should reserve a place for him to just improve on his cv? A place for just cv, why? You indiscipline!!!
  • Assemblyman says:
    May 09, 2014 05:17 pm
    I can only laugh!!!!Sure we will take him to Brazil,then to Russia,Qatar and so on..Smh! I think he can do better as keepers trainer than nassamu yakubu..well,that's my opinion though.. But on the other hand,Emmanuel Frimpong just confirmed an on-going talks between his management and Kumasi Asante Kotoko,as usual on his twitter account ..This boy is a monumental disease waiting to explode..smh!
  • Edem says:
    May 11, 2014 02:30 pm
    Do we want to win now or get experience for the future? The answer lies in the 3rd GK. They usually get 0 games anyways. Adams, etc for future experience. Olele to support our cause for the semi's.