-CAF have come out with three different dates belonging to Ghanaian goalkeeper
-According to CAF, Richard Kingson should be 48 years
-Coach James Kwasi Appiah has given the veteran goalkeeper a call up
Africa’s football governing body The Confederation of African Football (CAF), has come out with disparities concerning the age of veteran Black Stars goalkeeper, Richard Kingson. According to the dating system per the first date presented to them on the records of the goalkeeper, the correct age should be 48 years.
However, the confederation stated that there were two other different dates presented to them as the date of birth of the former World Cup qualifying shot-stopper.
The records of The Confederation of African Football (CAF) indicated that the other dates in their possession as the year in which the former Ghanaian international was born are 1975 and 1979.
Adding to the two dates is the first date which places the year of birth of the goalkeeper popularly known as “Olele” to be in 1965. The different years are 1965, 1975 and 1979
With the return of Coah James Kwasi as head coach of the senior national team, Richard Kingson was given an international assignment. It was after the call up that issues about his age started coming up.
Former Ghana Football Association boss, Dr. Nyaho Tamakloe said the goalkeeper had been in action playing for Accra Great Olympics in 1988.
The former Ghana FA boss placed the age of the experienced former Wigan number 1 man at 42 years.
Richard “Olele” Kingson represented Ghana in the first ever World Cup that the country qualified for. The Ghana Black Stars team was kicked out of the competition in the second round by Brazil after a 3-0 defeat at the hands of the football nation.
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