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04.08.2021 Football News

Ex-Ghana goalkeeper Richard Kingson appointed new Black Stars goalkeepers trainers

By Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo
Ex-Ghana goalkeeper Richard Kingson appointed new Black Stars goalkeepers trainers
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Former Ghana shot-stopper, Richard Kingson has been appointed as the new Black Stars goalkeepers trainer.

The decision has been announced by the Ghana Football Association (GFA) today with the goalkeeper popularly know as ‘Olele’ taking over from Najawu Issah.

“The Ghana Football Association has appointed former International Richard Kingston as Goalkeepers trainer of the Black Stars.

“The 43-year old replaces Najawu Issah who has been reassigned to the Black Stars B,” a communique from the GFA said on Wednesday.

Richard Kingston in the past worked under coach Kwasi Appiah as goalkeepers trainer of the Black Stars in May 2017.

He was relieved of that duty two years later and was until this appointment not working for any team.

During his playing career, he made as many as 90 senior national team appearances for Ghana spanning two decades before retiring from International football in 2017.

The former Great Olympics goalkeeper played in two FIFA World Cup tournaments [2006 and 2010] and also represented Ghana in five Africa Cup of Nations tournaments.

He has rich experience and will be expected to help goalkeepers of the Black Stars as Ghana prepares for the AFCON in January and the qualifiers to the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo
Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo

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