Caf sets record straight on Richard Kingson’s age, rubbishes age cheating claims

The games governing body in Africa has dismissed reports making rounds that Richard Kingson has three different dates of birth in their record books

The Confederation of Africa Football (Caf) has dismissed media reports that Ghana goalkeeper, Richard Kingson has several dates of birth in their records.

Reports were rife last week that Caf’s records have three different dates of birth credited to the former Blackpool goalkeeper, with one putting him at 48.

“Indeed, there has been no such correspondence from Caf in that regard, and any such report lacks credibility and is totally false.

Our record indicates that the date of birth of Richard Kingson is 13 June 1978, and that reflects all in our official document,” a Caf statement said.

This now puts to rest all the arguments about Kingson’s real age

Richard Kingson who plays for Cypriot First Division side Doxa Katokopias is making a return to the Ghana set up ahead of the WC play-off against Egypt after a two-year absence.