Damba Wants Immediate Recall Of Veteran Ghana Goalie Richard Kingson For Egypt Clash
Ex-Ghana goalkeeper Abubakar Damba is clamouring for a recall of veteran shot-stopper Richard Kingson for the crucial 2014 World Cup play-offs against Egypt.
There are major concerns over the goalkeeping department of the Ghanaian national team with current number one Fatau Dauda coming under heavy criticism during the World Cup group D decider against Zambia.
The Orlando Pirates glovesman was a bundle of nerves but must now pick back together quickly ahead of the must-win game against the Pharaohs at the Baba Yara stadium on October 13.
But Damba, whose last job was at local giants Hearts of Oak, is demanding the immediate recall of the experienced Richard Kingson to save the situation ahead of the visit of the North African side.
“As far as I'm concerned we're looking for the best. Richard Kingson has proven beyond all reasonable doubt that he is the best,” Damba told Happy FM
“He is back to his form and he is doing well. My brother experience can never be bought. You can never buy experience and he has seen it to the top most level.
“Even if you bring him back and you don't use him as your number one, the young goalkeeper in the post can always look back when he has a problem.
“And Richard Kingson can always step in to make interventions when the need arises. We need somebody who can always be a backup when we're found wanting.
“It is relevant that we recall him into the team. He should be given the opportunity to come back to do what he knows how to do best. It's not a crime and I don't think it will be wrongly placed.”
The 35-year-old lost his place in the Black Stars due to two years of club inactiveness.
But the former Birmingham City and Wigan Athletic last line of defense is back in post after he joining Cypriot side Doxa Katokopia.
His return to regular action at club level has sparked a massive campaign for his return to the Black Stars as he has been one of the assured goalkeepers for the national team in recent years.