EXCLUSIVE: Ghana goalkeeper Richard Kingson seals switch to join Turkish side Balikesirspor
Ghana goalkeeper Richard Kingson has completed his move to Turkish second tier side Balikesirspor after an initial setback in the deal, GHANAsoccernet.com can exclusively reveal.
The 35-year-old, who earlier in the day cancelled his contract with Cyrpiot side Doxa Katokopia, sealed the deal on Thursday evening after passing a medical, Ghana’s leading football news outfit can reveal.
Kingson signed a six month contract Balikesirspor and will earn $45,000 per month, GHANAsoccernet.com understands.
“Seven years since I left my country Turkey, I am very very happy to be back here where I can call home,” said Kingson who is well known in Turkey by the local name Farouk Gursoy.
The deal will be extended when it expires at the end of the season if he impresses at the club.
The move was shrouded in some controversy after his previous club Doxa refused to release him at the weekend to seal the deal.
He cancelled the contract with the Cypriot club on Thursday morning paving the way for him to sign with the Turkish side.
The 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.
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