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Veteran Ghana keeper Richard Kingson still fighting for a place in Ghana's World Cup squad after impressing Balikesirspor win on Thursday

Published on: 21 February 2014
Richard Kingson impressed on Thursday night in Turkey

Former Ghana first-choice keeper Richard Kingson continues to put himself in contention for a place in the Ghana squad for the 2014 World Cup after impressing on Thursday night in the Turkish second-tier league. 

The 35-year-old lasted the entire duration of the regulation minutes at the Fatih Stadyumu and save game-winning saves for Balikesirspor who enhanced their promotion chances with a 2-1 over their host - 1461 Trabzon.

With Balikesirspor goal talisman Kwame Karikari missing with injury, the onus fell on the former Wigan Athletics shot-stopper to to use his experience to help the promotion hopefuls and he did a splendid job before 5500 fans on attendance.

After conceding a 4th minute goal through defensive errors, Kingson exhibited high-alerted with accurate split second decisions and made vital saves in the dying embers to win the game for his side, one of such bold challenges earned him a yellow card 6 minutes from full-time.

Kingson has been fighting for a place in the Ghana squad for the 2014 World Cup and is hoping to draw the attention of Black Stars coach James Kwesi Appiah.

A fight for a place in Ghana's goalkeeping is widely opened after Fatau Dauda's lack of activity at Orlando Pirates and Adam Kwarasey's fall from favour.

Daniel Agyei, Stephen Adams and Razak Brimah have all put themselves in strong contention for a place in the Ghana squad for the 2014 World Cup but Kingson's experience could give him an urge over his competitors.


This article has 8 comment(s), give your comment
  • Ashanti greats says:
    February 21, 2014 03:39 pm
    You guys are arguing blindly kinson is better Than all these keepers experiience wise,what has age got to do With these? How Oldsberg is Buffon?the Only keeper WHOs comparable to him. Stephen Adams period.I hope Kwesi Appiah Will not exempt him.
  • JNR says:
    February 21, 2014 08:47 am
    This is embarrassing for both GSN and Olele...
  • JNR says:
    February 21, 2014 08:37 am
    GSN, this is embarrassing of you to be advertising for his call up, how much is he paying you guys? I will be very very embarrassed if i wrote this article. If this guy is called up for the world cup then we all know this bribery is going too far. Olele, we appreciate everything you have done for the nation but please just give up, damn!
  • Biggie says:
    February 21, 2014 07:47 am
    Hahahaha, oh kakraa yebedi Nti, look de way u r polishing dis article, if its fatau it ll be something rough, God is watching u ppl, nd remember wats written is written, birmmmmm I rest my facts.
  • keith from germany says:
    February 21, 2014 10:40 am
    Its about these old senior players pave way for the younger ones. We all appreciate his great work for the team n i remember his man of the match performance against usa when he kept ghana in the game. But there is a time to call it a day n i personally think the time is now for olele n john pantsil call it a day allow others to showcase their talent. Thats my personal opinion
  • keith from germany says:
    February 21, 2014 10:42 am
    Its about time all these senior players pave way
  • lion-fire says:
    February 21, 2014 01:39 pm
    If he is better than the young ones, why not. The defensive area needs experience in BS. Without vorsah and John mensah, who can command that back line with confidence at the high level
  • zot says:
    February 22, 2014 10:36 am
    you guys are crying more than the owners of the corpse.GSN have their own way of writing.k appiah is the man in charge and will choose any matured,xperience and active keeper to keep our U GUYS ARE CRYING THAN THE OWNERS OF THE CORPSE. It seems like u want a player to always b painted BLACK byond recongnition WHY?.do u guys ever go to even our local pitches b4?....