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William Amamoo wants second Ghana chance

Published on: 20 April 2010

Ghana goalkeeper William Amamoo wants another chance with the Black Stars after a second half performance in a friendly match last year seems to have jeopardized his international career.

The 27-year-old dreadful display against Japan late last year ended faded his hopes of a place in the Ghana set-up.

The former Liberty Professional goalie conceded four second half goals after replacing Richard Kingson when the Black Stars were cruising to a 3-1 victory.

"I was used as a scapegoat in that game against Japan and I hope that will not be the case when the coach name his squad for the world cup," Amamoo told Citifm.

"I am having a fantastic season and I am sure if the coach and his technical people are monitoring, they will tell you I’m not doing badly at all.

"I am still improving on my performance and hopefully if the coach continues his monitoring method, I expect to be in there."

Ghana need competent goalkeepers as back-up to Richard Kingson for the World Cup finals.

Local talents Daniel Agyei and Philemon McCarthy had their chance at this year’s African Cup of Nations in Angola

Norwegian born Adambathia Larsen Kwarasey is also in line for a goalkeeping slot in the team.

Comments

  • Kenneth County says:
    April 20, 2010 05:42 pm
    Sorry Paa Willie, but you had your chance and blew it. I wonder if this coach will be in the mood to give you a second chance. At the moment Kwarasey is also looking to get his chance. And George Owu may fill the other goalkeeping slot. Any way it's over to the coach and his technical team to decide.
  • king says:
    April 20, 2010 05:49 pm
    man u have already squandered ur chances.i watched the match on one of the french channels and one of the commentaters was really disappointed on his showings allowing in cheap goals was amateurish .It was not only that match,ghana vrs australia too
  • paa solo says:
    April 20, 2010 06:48 pm
    Ghanaians have too short memories. This boy played well against Australia and was one of the revelations , he again played against Zambia , and kept well , just against Japan Ghanaians wants to crusify him? Oh Ghana. Richard Kingston has been lettig us down taking 6 goals , and just recently against Ivory Coast three stupied goals and we entertain him at the black Stars. Is ut because Amamoo was and is still a threat to Kingston ? If We Ghanaians dont want challenge , the better call the ladies goalkeeper so kingston could take both three spot. Amamoo is the best number 2 We have. Take it or leave it.
  • Katum says:
    April 20, 2010 06:59 pm
    was one of the revelations of the game , and Stop tryig to show your stupidity watch the game again please Amamoo is a threat to Kingstons position as some one sais above. thats why people wants to take him out. all along they wanted just a small mistake to make sure kingston doesnyt get any challenger. Most players told Me , Kingston doesnt like it when Amamoo is arround. He doesnt feel confortable , because he think the guy will take his position.
  • Oti says:
    April 20, 2010 07:37 pm
    Hey guys , stop this I was the first to critis... Amamoo after the game but after watching it , he had no foult in the goals apart from the third one. He made a world class save ,And asisted in Asamoah Djans goal Ghana Scored with his timely lomg kick. and John Paintsil with Vosah messed Us up. I will not even call this a second chance I will call it doing the right thing. I agree Amamoo should be called for the World cup.
  • Kenneth County says:
    April 20, 2010 08:22 pm
    Folks there is no need to resort to the use of abusive language. I think there is a new culture in operation here. I think those who want to speak in favour of the goalie, should not refer to the match in Utretch, because he definitely had a bad game.Not surprisingly that was his last game not to mention his last invitation to the Black Stars. Having said that, whether he will be picked or not rests with the Black Stars technical team. So we will see if Amamoo is selected. But to be fair to keeper, he wasn't in goal for the game against Australia in Sydney. It was Fatau Dauda, if my memory serves me correct.
  • Solo says:
    April 20, 2010 10:02 pm
    Hmm @ Keneth county This is where people just critisize without knowing the fact , Amamoo was in goal in Austrlaia against Ghana, where We the followers called for kingston to be benche because of Amamoos performance and confid...in the poals , watch u tube again , Fatau who ? Amamoo played that game under Silas Tetteh , and also played against Zambia when we won 4 -1 in London Amamoo has 3 or 4 games for the Stars.and people ejaculated on one. Hmmmm. I also think the only goalkeeper who relly made Richard kingston stood on his toes apart from Sammy ADJEI WAS AMAMOO , AND NO DOUBT Amamoo should be called again. Didnt you all see how Kingstonwas relaxed in Angola ? because he saw there was no Amamoo to give him a challenge.
  • naasei says:
    April 20, 2010 09:01 pm
    yes they should give him a second chance...
  • Kenneth County says:
    April 20, 2010 11:51 pm
    Bro. Solo yes you are right after crosschecking. But I didn't know Silas Tetteh has ever coached the Black Stars. I watched the Ghana-Zambian game and I thought he came on to replace Kingston in the Second half when Ghana were already coasting to 4-1 victory. Nevertheless, trying to blame Richard Kingston for Amamoo's deficiencies is not fair.
  • Kofi says:
    April 21, 2010 01:55 am
    Sorry bro. I think Kwarassey needs a chance too ayt. Next time just guard ya position well. Better luck next ok
  • Mama says:
    April 21, 2010 06:14 am
    This is a goalkeeper whome we all rate very high in the Ghana National team. Amamoo is the best Goalkeeper we have who make Kingston unconfortable. at the African cup , the coach took some goalkeeper and refused to play them because he was scared they were not ready to play at such a high competition, evev when kingston was limping on one leg. Is that what we Ghanaians want ? We need Amamoo back to bring back the competition he gave kingston during the World cup and African cup Qualifiers.Qasrrassey is no where near Amamoo. We all no that , and the WC is not a place for jokers.
  • Danso Brown. says:
    April 21, 2010 06:31 am
    Kingstot took 6 goals against Saudi Arabia , 5 against Germany , 3 Supido goals against Ivory coast , and a silly goal against benin in Kutonu , and we allowed him to play , but one person makes a single mistake , and G.fa politics want to keep him out ? Shame on you eddy Ansah , if you let Amamoo such a good goalkeeper , slip off our fingers. I agree with solo , Amamoo is the only Better goalkeeper we have to challenge kingston.
  • Kweku says:
    April 21, 2010 06:44 am
    Ahhhhhhhhh Ghanaians paa , how could u blame Amamoo or the Japan lost ? hmmmm Ghanaians some of Us have short memories. Now Amaamoo the Saviour is been toasted because of politics ? No wonder Sammy Adjei quit the Stars. Hmmm no wonder we still dont have anyone to challenge Kingston after Amamoo . Its about time we think well. As someone said Amamoo is our next hope so lets put politics aside. Thanks.
  • Fred B.Kyeremeh says:
    April 21, 2010 09:08 am
    This Kingson/Amamoo debate is very unnecessary.What will the coaches gain from getting a weaker bench for our goalkeeping position? Lets simply admit we lack quality.Since Sammy Adjei's 'rushed' and ill-advised decison to retire for lack of playing time,we have not had any 'proper' backup to compete with the club-dormant Olele.We should recognise that there is no trusted goalkeeper in Kingson's absence.Perhaps we should rather think of giving some of the premier league keepers the chance to build their confidence for any future assignments.With the necessary encouragement and guidance to these locally based keepers,we will see another revelation like Lee Addy proved at the CAN.Amamoo let himself and his fans down,but that should not spell the end for him.He should be inspired by Olele's story when he was never called after CAN 2000 only to surface in 2006 courtesy his good performance to wrestle control from Sammy Adjei.Amamoo should shut up and keep playing well.He would not need any PR to gain selection.I believe in hardwork.This cannot be his limit.
  • steve anderson says:
    April 21, 2010 10:05 am
    what are we talking about here,kingson picked 5 balls from his net in saudi arabi.he considered cheap goals as well at the nation's cup against cote d'ivore.Can we compare Adjei and Mccarthy to Amamoo talk of experience and performance?We must be joking,Please let's put our house together and build a solid team or else....it will be a disaster at the mundial.God bless our homeland Ghana
  • Sammy Tuga says:
    April 21, 2010 10:10 am
    Ohh Ghana. when...... This is the same guy we hailed after the Australia , and Zambia game , now we are turning our back to him because of just a single game ? if this is the criteria , then England will have no goalkeeper left to keep in their national team. He is simple the best we have out there with Kingston.
  • Mpregoo says:
    April 21, 2010 01:30 pm
    He is rubbish or atleast was rubbish when i went to see him at Utrecht, Holland.. Ghana - Japan... If you were there to witness that idiot let in goals like he had holes all over his body...nkwasiasem go and play club football.. when u are any better u will get your chance.. Now lets try Kwarasey
  • Pinto says:
    April 21, 2010 06:53 pm
    Mprego , You want to campaign for Kwarasay , a goalkeeper who is not riped for any national team , I know Kwarasay in person , and he cant even be the number 1 for Our national under 20 team. Why is it difficult to say the truth for some of you , ? Amamoo was very good in Our two games , and even good in the Japan game untill John Paintsil and Vosah gave away balls. What do you espect a goalkeepr to do on a one on one situations ? Amamoo is the best we have and a very good goalkeeper so stop showing your stupidity on this forum , Non of the goalkeepers we have at the moment can match Amamoos quality. I understand this is a World cup year and everyone want gto put his player there but trying to pull someone down to put your player rgere is foolishness, Amamoo is better than any goalkeeper we have at the moment. He is the most consistent Ghanaian goalkeeper in Europe. Idiot. We sat here praising him after Two games for the National team , and when our defenders gave away cheap balls , you come here blaming him in his third game fool. go watch the goals again ,I saw only the third goal as his fault. Amamoo is and will be the best out there unless politics zoom in.
  • Gideon Holland says:
    April 21, 2010 07:02 pm
    Mprego , You want to campaign for Kwarasay , a goalkeeper who is not riped for any national team , I know Kwarasay in person , and he cant even be the number 1 for Our national under 20 team. Why is it difficult to say the truth for some of you Fools , ? Amamoo was very good in Our two games , and even good in the Japan game untill John Paintsil and Vosah gave away balls. What do you espect a goalkeepr to do on a one on one situations ? Amamoo is the best we have and a very good goalkeeper so stop showing your stupidity on this forum , Non of the goalkeepers we have at the moment can match Amamoos quality. I understand this is a World cup year and everyone want gto put his player there but trying to pull someone down to put your player rgere is foolishness, Amamoo is better than any goalkeeper we have at the moment. He is the most consistent Ghanaian goalkeeper in Europe. We sat here praising him after Two games for the National team , and when our defenders gave away cheap balls , you come here blaming him in his third game fool. go watch the goals again ,I saw only the third goal as his fault. Amamoo is and will be the best out there unless politics zoom in.I was there on that day and I can tell u if anyone should be blamed , it should be John Paintsil and Vosah. Amamoo made a good reflesive save and gave an assist to score our second goal , then came two stupied mistakes from Paintsil givin tghe ball away in the 18 yard box thar resulted in the goal , and then Vosah missing te ball in the 18 too.
  • Sassabonsam says:
    April 21, 2010 07:57 pm
    Gideon, U think U know better. But why do you resort to insults? I watched the match myself. And I think Amamoo was a disaster for Ghana. I don't think any coach in his right mind will pick such a goalkeeper. We will see whether he will be called or not. That will be the judgement day to separate the ignorants from those who are more knowledgeable in football.