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Sports News of Saturday, 23 May 2015


Olele: I’m not quitting football anytime soon

The former Black Stars goalkeeper says he’s not thinking of hanging his gloves as he continues to prove brilliance in the Ghana Premier League

Former Ghana goalkeeper Richard Kingson turned 36 last month but remains active in the post and believes he can shine for some more years.

After spending 18 years outside Ghana plying his trade across 12 professional teams, Kingson returned to the country this year and joined Accra Great Olympics in the Ghana Premier League.

Local pundits have unanimously lauded his performance in the domestic competition so far and he claims there is no reason to quit the sport at the moment.

“I don’t know when I will quit football but I believe when the time comes I will put an end to it,” he told Goal.

“I wouldn’t wait for people to tell me to stop playing when the time is due because in football you have to listen to yourself.

“Some players hang their boots because of what they hear people say but I’m not that type of person who can be easily moved by what people say.

“I believe the time will come but for now I don’t know. I’m just enjoying myself and praying to be fit all times so I can help my team,” he said.

The former Wigan Athletic shot stopper started his career at Great Olympics in 1996 before moving to Turkey, where he represented six different clubs.

He joined Birmingham after the 2006 World Cup in Germany where he was adjudged as one of the best goalkeepers of the tournament.

Kingson was the vice-captain of the Black Stars and remains the most capped player for the national team with 90 appearances.