Ghana’s goalkeeping level has dropped – Outgoing Kotoko goalkeeper’s trainer Joe Carr

The retired goalkeeper’s trainer has bemoaned the poor state of goalkeeping in Ghana making it difficult for keepers to break into the Black Stars

Outgoing goalkeeper’s trainer of Kumasi Asante Kotoko Joe Carr has said the level of goalkeeping in Ghana is very low.

The 61-year-old who will bring his 14-year stint with the Porcupine Warriors both as a player and a coach to an end at the end of this month has also voiced out his frustration at the difficulty that local goalkeepers go through before breaking into the Black Stars.

“Goalkeeping in Ghana has gone down, but in the modern game there are no good keepers and it has affected the level of goalkeeping,” Carr told Ghana.

Ashantigold shot-stopper Fatau Dauda dazzled in South Africa at the recent Afcon tournament after dislodging Norway-based Adam Kwarasey from the No. 1 position.

For over seven years no home-based goalkeeper has maintained his status with the Black Stars since Sammy Adjei lost his position to Richard Kingson at the 2006 World Cup in Germany.

Carr who played for the Black Stars for almost a decade said the problem is as a result of the poor development at the basic development.

“We need to recruit goalkeepers and make them go through the system so the country can have some top keepers in the future,” he stated.