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20.04.2020 Football News

Ex-Ghana International Laryea Kingston Shares His Pain After 2006 FIFA World Cup Snub [VIDEO]

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Laryea Kingston
LISTEN APR 20, 2020
Laryea Kingston

Former Ghana international, Laryea Kingston has shared his pain after he was dropped from Ghana's squad ahead of the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

Kingston, who is regarded as one of the best wingers to have played for the Black Stars was surprisingly dropped from Ghana's squad for the Mundial in Germany.

The former Hearts of Oak winger played a key role in Ghana's first qualification to th World Cup by the then head coach of the Black Stars, Ratomir Dujković.

However, Kingston, who was one of Ghana's brightest players during the qualifying phase for the 2006 World Cup in Germany speaking on GTV Sports Plus on Sunday, the 39-year-old recounted the emotional trauma of missing out on his dream of lining up at the global football showpiece.

Video below...

However, former Black Stars captain, Stephen Appiah who was also on the program revealed how the players felt following the announcement of the squad.

According to him, Black Stars players argued that the team would have looked different with Laryea Kingston's inclusion.

"When the news came to us, we felt very sad especially me because he was my roommate," Appiah said.

"I remember the players were arguing that Laryea's inclusion would have given th team a different dimension during our camping ahead of the tournament but that was the decision of the coach and you can't contest it.

"Laryea was a good player and we all enjoyed playing with him but it was just unfortunate that he never played World Cup," he added.

However, Laryea Kingston was also dropped from Ghana's squad ahead of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa by coach Milovan Rajevac.

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