Richard ‘Olele’ Kingson is the new Black Stars goalkeepers’ coach

The 2010 FIFA World Cup Ghana goalkeeper returns as the Black Stars goalkeepers trainer

Legendary Ghana goalkeeper Richard Kingson has been reappointed as the goalkeepers’ trainer of the Ghana senior national team, the Black Stars, the Ghana FA has confirmed.

The 43-year-old, who played for Ghana at the 2006 and 2010 FIFA World Cups, replaces Najawu Issah who has been reassigned to the Black Stars B.

A Ghana FA statement reads: “Richard Kingston, previously worked under Kwasi Appiah as goalkeepers trainer of the team in May 2017 but was relieved of his duty two years later. He made about 90 senior national team appearances for Ghana spanning two decades before retiring from International football in 2017. The former Great Olympics and Birmingham City shot stopper played in two FIFA World Cup tournaments in 2006 and 2010 and also represented Ghana in five Africa Cup of Nations tournaments. He is expected to bring his rich vein of experience to bear in upcoming International competitions. The Black Stars are scheduled to play Ethiopia and South Africa in September 2021 as the search for a ticket to the 2022 Word Cup begins.”

Kingson enjoyed an illustrious playing career spending seasons in the English Premier League with Blackpool, Birmingham City and Wigan Athletics.

He is expected to work closely with head coach Charles Akonnor who has been in charge of the Black Stars in January 2020.


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