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Ghana goalkeeper Richard Kingson set to sign for Turkish club Balikesirspor

Published on: 04 January 2014
Richard Kingson has been in talks with Bal?kesirspor

Ghana goalkeeper Richard Kingson is expected to arrive in Turkey on Saturday to seal a hotly contested transfer to second tier side Bal?kesirspor, can exclusively reveal.

The 35-year-old, who plays for Cyrpiot side Doxa Katokopia, has already agreed the deal with Bal?kesirspor, insiders from the Turkish club have told Ghana's leading football news outfit.

According to high ranking officials of Bal?kesirspor Kingson will undergo a medical lastest by Sunday and if he is successful he will sign the contract to return to the Turkish game.

Kingson will sign a two-and-a-half years contract Bal?kesirspor if the formalities go through without a hitch.

Despite admitting that two Turkish clubs have expressed interest in signing Kingson, the goalkeeper's agent Tekin Birinci insists no deal has been done yet.

"We are having offers from Turkish teams and also from other teams but richard Kingson is still Doxa player," Kingson's agent Tekin Birinci told exclusively.

The next 24 hours will prove crucial in Kingson seeking to seal the deal as there was huge speculation that Kingson had arrived in Turkey but he is still in Turkey.


A move to Turkey will help Kingson realize his dream of staying in the limelight to ensure his selection into the Black Stars for the 2014 World Cup.

Kingson previously played for Galatasaray, Sakaryaspor, Goztepe, Antalyaspor, Ankaraspor and Elaspor so he will have no difficulty in settling down.

Do you think Kingson should leave the Cyprus top-flight to play in the Turkish second division? Is the move a promotion or demotion? Do you think the move can boost his chances of playing for Ghana at the World Cup in June? Make your views known in the box below


This article has 3 comment(s), give your comment
  • afrikaba1 says:
    January 04, 2014 07:55 am
    Wo sisi Ananse a, wo sisi wo ho,
  • Kofi(Atlanta) says:
    January 04, 2014 04:11 pm
    419 news. He is going nowhere. It can only be possible if he will denounce the 419 pastor.
  • Boro says:
    January 04, 2014 04:51 pm
    I do not personally think that kingsons problem is about the fact that he is not being active. He simply has lost his form due to old age and this is affecting his sight as well his reflexes otherwise how can one explain those cheap goals conceeded by him in one match in a league as weak as that of cyprus. I am not trying to be mischievous here as i understand goalkeeping goes with age. But not when one is in his late forties although he claims to be 35. Imagine him conceeding those goals in a world cup match in Brazil. God forbid!