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Richard Kingson: I conceded four because of Laryea

Richard Kingson: I conceded four goals because of Laryea

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Richard Kingson has revealed he conceded goals against Holland because of the absence of his brother Laryea Kingston.

The former Ghana goalkeeper was in post when the Black stars lost 4-1 to Netherlands in a pre-tournament friendly.

He made the rather interesting revelation in an interview with Accra-based Joy FM.

Laryea Kingston was not part of the Black Stars’ team that represented the country in the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany.

The winger yet again missed an opportunity to make the Mundial appearance after being dropped by then Black Stars coach Milovan Rajevac for the 2010 World cup.

“When he was dropped in the 2006 tournament, it was a 50-50 decision [as he would have missed the first two group games at the World Cup due to suspension had he been chosen for the tournament].

“Personally, I was not hurt much like 2010. I felt he should have been there.

“I felt so bad that I conceded three or four goals against Holland [in a pre-tournament warm-up fixture]. I went off because he deserved to be there”, he told Joy FM.

According to Kingson, he confronted Milovan over his decision to drop Laryea.

“He played the qualifiers and he was fit and in form. I even went to the coach at midnight and asked him why he didn’t pick Laryea Kingston because he deserved to be there.

“I thought he would be called to compensate for the 2006 disappointment.”

Richard Kingson was in post for Ghana when the team reached the Round of 16 and quarterfinals in 2006 and 2010 World cup respectively.

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