“I’m grateful to the GFA for believing in me” – Laryea Kingston

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Former Ghana international Laryea Kingston has applauded the Ghana Football Association for believing in him and appointing him as the Head Coach of the National Male Under 17 team, the Black Starlets.

Laryea’s international coaching career was given a major test against Ivory Coast in the WAFU Zone B U17 Championship on Wednesday.

The former Hearts of Oak star proved his quality by guiding the Black Starlets to wallop Ivory Coast 5-1 in the opening game of the tournament.

Moments after the game, Laryea, addressing the media, expressed deep gratitude to the Ghana Football Association, acknowledging the faith that they had portrayed in appointing him.

“I’ll always thank the FA for believing in me and calling me to come all the way from Denmark to take up the coaching of the team,” Laryea said.

“From the first day that I came to Ghana, my aim has been to change the narrative: That means qualifying the team to the AFCON, an objective that has eluded us since 2017,” he acknowledged.

Ghana will take on Benin in the second group game on Tuesday, May 21, 2024, at the University of Ghana Sports Stadium.