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Don't discount Richard Kingson ahead of World Cup race – Joe Addo

Published on: 03 March 2014
Veteran Ghana goalkeeper Richard Kingson

By Patrick Akoto

Ex-Ghana international Joe Addo does not want the door shut on Richard Kingson ahead of the 2014 World Cup race, insisting the veteran goalkeeper has equal chance of making it to Brazil.

Kingson, 35, has impressed since he joined Turkish second-tier side Balikesirspor.

The former Galatasaray shot-stopper is holding onto a potential dream of playing at his last World Cup in the South American country.

Kingson has not played for the team since he was recalled into the team for the play-off first leg tie against Egypt last year.

His fine run of form has prompted speculations he could be in the running for place in Kwesi Appiah’s squad.

Former Ghana defender Joe Addo believes Kingson should be discounted in the race for a place in the final squad because he has fulfilled the criteria needed.

“He (Kingson) is playing regularly and seems to be in good form,” he told Peace FM

“What is the criterion for a call-up into the Black Stars? Playing consistently at club level is a major factor and so on that score he should not be discounted at all.

“I have said time without number that experience is key when going into such tournament. Not to talk about the biggest soccer fiesta in the world."

Competition for places in the goalkeeping department will be fierce with current   number one Fatau Dauda, Adam Kwarasey, Daniel Agyei, Razak Brimah, CHAN hero Stephen Adams are in contention for the three available slots.

Kingson is the longest serving member of the Black Stars with 90 caps under his belt.


This article has 4 comment(s), give your comment
  • U. k bouy says:
    March 03, 2014 08:20 pm
    There is a saying goalkeepers get better in their old ages but for kinson's situation is a different ball game..from my point of view he should hand up his grooves on national team duties and concentrate on his club career.. We need people's that have more years ahead; we shouldn't always relie on a particular person that was the case of Abedi Pele ' s era and after hus retirement we struggled before our national team became strong again. Word to the wise...
  • JNR says:
    March 03, 2014 09:10 pm
    First it was John Mensah and now Richard Kingson? Joe Addo, please do us a huge favour and SHUT THE F... UP, damn how many times have these guys sent you money through western union??? SMH!!!
  • crazy maputo says:
    March 04, 2014 12:28 am
    kwasia JNR tell me who is better than these two in their respective positions
  • JNR says:
    March 04, 2014 08:51 pm
    You are a TWAT! When was the last time you saw them playing active football? Stop living in the past thinking we haven't got better players than them now. You think Richard Kingson is better than Kwarasey? Is John Mensah better than Jonathan Mensah or John Boye at the moment? Brush your teeth next time before responding to any of my comments,idiot!