Gyan, Kingson join Black Stars for Swaziland clash

Published on: 03 September 2010

Ghana received a massive boost on Friday when duo Asamoah Gyan and Richard Kingson joined the Black Stars ahead of their 2012 African Cup of Nations qualifier against Swaziland.

The pair joined the squad in their camping base in Johannesburg ahead of their departure for Mbabane for the Group I game on Sunday.

The two players’ arrival for camping was delayed because they were sealing deals with their new English clubs.

The presence of the two key players is a massive boost for the Black Stars as they seek to hit the ground running in the qualifiers.

They were expected to join the team on Thursday but work permit application in France and England for Gyan and Kingson respectively delayed their arrival.

Gyan had to travel to his base in France to apply for a UK work permit after sealing a deal with English Premier League side Sunderland.

Kingson was also making a new work permit application after he was released by Wigan before newly-promoted Blackpool signed him.

The Black Stars will leave their training base on Friday and are expected to arrive in Mbabane later on Friday.


  • joye listen
    says: 9 years ago
    God be with u all and make GH proud.
  • sabacious
    says: 9 years ago
    am happy now that most of the players have recognised the benefits for playing for the blackstars,without the stars where will olele and gyan fulfill the requirement for getting a permit to play in the EPL? its pride to don the national jersey and i sense that most of the players knows that as well.the days of begging players to play for the stars are is all about the willingness to die for club or nation and that is the character of this generation.i once again remind the mafias GFA to fast track the nationality switch of danny welbeck,jeffrey sarpong,emmanuel frimpong,adam kwarasey and lenny sowah.these are all talented young players with their right age,whose inclusion to the u-20 or u- 23 will be beneficial to ghana and bring joy to some soccer loving fans like me.we can't afford to loss those players.
  • The placer
    says: 9 years ago
    Sabacious correct me if i am wrong but has Danny welbeck come out to declare his intention to play for Ghana? I also haven't heard Sowah making the same declaration
  • askantwi
    says: 9 years ago
    sabacious you are a great guy. Those 5 players you mentioned, GFA should move quickly to romp them into our mist. They are all great players in the making and we must do with them just like we did with Jordan Ayew. Let's see if the GFA and Milo will act quickly as well as they did with Jordan.