Richard Kingson: My Age Won’t Slow Me Down
Goalkeeper Richard Kingson says his age will not slow him down as returns to the Ghana squad for next Tuesday’s World Cup playoff first leg against Egypt.
Now 35 and with a whopping 90 international caps, his critics believe he has gone past his prime.
But the former Wigan and Blackpool goalkeeper returned to active football this season after two years out and has become the first choice for Cypriot side Doxa.
Kingson has been kept all five matches for his side who lie 8th on the league table.
“I am training very hard and what I believe in goalkeeping is training and not the age, if you train hard I know you can still do well,” he noted.
“I also believe that because of my training I know I can do better than before. As a Christian I am praying and believe that God will see me through.”
Kingson must fend off competition from Fatau Dauda and Adam Larsen Kwarasey for the number one spot to face Egypt on 15 October.
He has played in six Africa Cup of Nations finals and two FIFA World Cup finals.