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Ghana line up 15 goalkeepers to plug leaky defence in World Cup play-off with Nigeria



Some of the goalkeepers under consideration

The possible potent attacking force that Nigeria may present in next month’s World Cup qualifying play-off with Ghana is already giving the Ghanaian goalkeeper trainer, Richard Kingston, a big puzzle.

According to reports from Accra,  the former international goalkeeper has disclosed that he is monitoring about 15 goalkeepers to decide on the most qualified to handle the goalkeeping spot.

The two-legged qualifying matches are barely four weeks away. The Black Stars goalkeeping role is up for grabs following the abysmal performance of recent goalkeepers for the team in their last four matches.

However, the goalkeeper trainer  has disclosed that he is doing some monitoring work to ensure that the nation calls up the right goalies to man the goal post for Ghana’s 2022 World Cup playoffs against Nigeria.

Speaking in an interview with Hot 93.9 FM, the ex-Black Stars goalkeeper revealed that he has a number of keepers on the African continent that he is keeping close tabs on.

“I have about fifteen goalkeepers I am monitoring for Ghana, some are in Africa, especially Mutawakilu Seidu, Annan of West Ham Utd and a host of others, ” Richard Kingston said.


Jojo Wollacott who was in post for Ghana’s campaign at the AFCON 2021 suffered five goals in three games while the likes of Manaf Nurudeen and Lawrence Ati-Zigi succumbed to three goals in a friendly match against Algeria.

Some Ghanaians have called for home-based goalkeepers Danlad Ibrahim and Richard Attah to be given the chance to be in post for the senior national team.

Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.

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