Laryea Kingston is technically good but not fit for Black Stars now – Mas-Ud Dramani

The Asante Kotoko coach wasn’t charitable with his opponent’s playmaker, who he described as unfit for international duties at the moment
The coach of Kumasi Asante Kotoko, Mas-Ud Didi Dramani, has hit hard at Hearts of Oak’s veteran midfielder Laryea Kingston, saying he is not fit to play for the Black Stars.

The 32-year-old former Hearts of Midlothian player stood out with some spectacular performances when his side clashed with the Porcupine Warriors, which ended in a 0-0 stalemate at the Baba Yara Stadium on Sunday.

Football watchers have suggested to Black Stars coach Kwesi Appiah to give the inactive Ghana international player a chance, but the coach of the Fabulous club has kicked against such calls.

“He had some individual brilliance,” Dramani told Kumasi-based Angel FM. “Technically, he is a good player but he needs to have the conditioning to be able to play with the team, moving forward and then moving back as the team loses possession.”

He added: “Many have asked me that some coaches are calling for Laryea to be introduced into the Black Stars. I say we should be serious with our football.

“We need to be really serious about our football. You ask yourself what positive football did he play. Football has gone pass the level where I play to myself. How many final passes did he give?”

The Hearts of Oak playmaker is yet to feature for Ghana since 2010 when he lost out on a chance to be part of the 2010 World Cup squad.