Ghana coach Goran Stevanovic says Richard Kingson's omission from the Black Stars squad for next yearâ€™s Africa Cup of Nations is due to his inactiveness.
The veteran goalkeeper has been out of club football for almost a year and has eventually lost his number one position to Adam Kwarasey.
The 44-year-old Serb claims the former Blackpool net minder lacks the requisite match fitness to play at the finals.
Kingson recent blunders are thought to have denied him a place in the squad after five years of superlative displays for the four-time African champions.
He allowed in a cheap goal at the Baba Yara Stadium in the 2012 qualifiers against Congo in June this year and was blamed for conceding a late goal in a 2-1 defeat to South Korea.
But Stevanovic has come clean on why he overlooked an experienced player behind.
"Richard Kingson has been out for a long time from a competition," he said.
"He has been out for a long time and I cannot call a player who is out of a contract with club and maybe might not be training.
"I don't have a clear idea of his activeness and that is why I didnâ€™t call him."
Kingson has played in four Africa Cup of Nations finals and was captain of the side which finished second at the last edition in Angola two years ago.