'Privileged' Olele reveals ambitions for Black Stars

Richard Kingson, Blackpool days
Richard Kingson, Blackpool days
The new goalkeeping coach says he hopes to provide a solution to Ghana's problems at the post

Richard 'Olele' Kingson has set sights on solving Ghana's goalkeeping problems following his addition to the technical team of the Black Stars.

The 38-year-old, who represented Ghana at the 2006 and 2010 World Cup tournaments, has been appointed goalkeepers' trainer under new Black Stars coach James Kwesi Appiah.

The former Birmingham City man has already hit the ground running as he is currently in camp with the home-based team B side.

“I am very happy, this means a lot to me," Kingson told pressmen.

“There are many former goalkeepers in the country and for you to be given the job as a goalkeepers' coach is a big privilege.

“All I need to do now is to do my best for the team and make sure we get good and great goalkeepers for the Black Stars.”

Since Kingson left the Black Stars' fold, the team has been faced with a goalkeeping conundrum.

Norway-based goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey, Enyimba shot-stopper Fatau Dauda, Wa All Stars man Richard Ofori and current No.1 Razak Brimah have all failed to provide a solid goalkeeping presence in recent tournaments.

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Kingson made 90 appearances for Ghana, amazingly scoring a last-gap equalizer as the Black Stars played out a 1-1 draw with Tanzania in 2008.

He also represented the side at the 1996, 1998, 2000, 2008 and 2010 Africa Cup of Nations tournaments.