Posted On Monday, 29th April 2013
Former Ghana international Laryea Kingston says he will not advise any player who has played abroad to return to the Ghana Premier League.
The experienced midfielder returned to the local top flight after cancelling his contract with Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem.
He rejoined his former club Hearts of Oak two-and-half seasons ago but recently fell out with the club.
Kingston was handed an indefinite suspension for going AWOL and allegedly beating up the club’s accountant- an act he vehemently denies.
The 33-year-old seems to have regretted taking that decision to rejoin the club.
“To me I wouldn’t advise anybody to play in the highest level and come down to play in this league,” Kingston said on Joy FM’s Sports Link programme last Saturday.
“For instance if you go to Europe, a day before the match, a player has to go on the pitch, assess the pitch and see the kind of studs that will be good for him. In Ghana, it is not allowed.”
Kingston is saddened by the unprofessional acts by Ghana Premier League clubs.
“It is not easy. Going up there and experiencing a lot of things and coming down to experience things, to me I felt like people here they are ready to accept things above-They always want to pull you down to what they have,” he added.
“Look at Benni MaCarthy. He played in Europe and returned to South Africa to play.
“He went back and they respect him and he is getting what he deserves but here they will rather tarnish your image than appreciate what you have.”