Ghana's No. 1

Richard Kingson howlers cost him Ghana starting role

Published on: 02 September 2011

Goalkeeper Richard Kingson has lost his place in a Ghana starting line-up for a match for the first time in eight years after being benched for Friday's qualifier against Swaziland.

The unattached gloves man has been replaced by Norway-born emerging talent Adam Larsen Kwarasey.

Kingson's poor form the last two months sparked calls for his successor and Kwarasey, born to a Ghanaian father and Norwegian mother, was cleared in the nicked of time by Fifa to begin his international career with the Black Stars.

Kwarasey's agility and athleticism could not be overlooked by head coach Goran Stevanovic after his former number one choice Kingson fluffed in lines in June's qualifier against Congo.

The 33-year-old continued with his howlers three days after during an exhibition match against South Korea where he let in a last minute goal in the 2-1 defeat.

Goalkeeper Sammy Adjei, George Owu, William Amamoo and youngsters Daniel Agyei and Philemon McCarthy have failed to topple him over the years.

The former Blackpool goalkeeper is chasing his 90th cap as an international.

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