Finding a permanent goalkeeper for Ghana will take time - Kingson

Finding a permanent goalkeeper for Ghana will take time - Kingson
Richard Kingson

by Graeme Jackson

Friday Jun 09, 2017. 12:00

Ghana’s search for a permanent number one goalkeeper will not be a short and easy process, according to former Black Stars gloves-man Richard Kingson.

Kingson, 38, last played for Ghana’s national team in 2011. He collected 90 caps and was part of the Black Stars’ squads at the 1996 Olympics, five Africa Cup of Nations tournaments and two World Cups.

Since stepping away from the national team, Kingson has watched as the likes of Adam Kwarasey, Fatau Dauda and Razak Braimah have attempted to fill his shoes.

The former goal-minder believes there is enough talent available in Ghana for the problem to be solved, but is adamant that it won’t happen overnight.

"You see the desire for them to do something great for Ghana, but goalkeeping is a process and they need to go through that by making mistakes and learning from those mistakes. Through mistakes you can learn, through mistakes you become strong," he told KweséESPN.

Kingson has become a part of Ghana coach James Kwesi Appiah’s technical team in his goalkeeper coach role and is enjoying working in the Black Stars set-up again.

"I am always honest and happy to serve my country Ghana. It is a real honour. As a coach I am here to help the young ones to develop and the experienced ones to get their normal time," he added.

"It gives me a lot of joy. It is something that I enjoy doing. I have become used it. I like to do it more than to eat food."

Ghana will face Ethiopia in their opening Group F clash for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers on Sunday afternoon.

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