Kingson ties game for Ghana

15 years ago

Goalkeeper Richard Kingson handed new Ghana coach Milovan Rajevac something to ponder about after scoring for Ghana in the 1-1 friendly drawn game with Tanzania.

The 30 year-old goalkeeper’s second half equaliser, which was his first international goal riled the 50,000 packed stadium after the host had jumped into the lead with a first half goal.

Wednesday’s friendly was the first for new coach Milovan Rajevac, who assumed official duties today after signing a two-year deal with the Ghana Football Association.

With most regular squad members are unavailable; Ghana featured a good number of players contending for places in the team as Milovan Rajevac has stated preparedness to give equal opportunities to every player.

Despite their absence, Milovan Rajevac still had the opportunity to see some of the finest home based talent and experienced professionals available for the national team.

And the Black Stars did not disappoint as the host shot into the lead in the first half through Henry Joseph as both sides went into recess with Tanzania holding onto their slim lead.

Back from the break, the Ghanaian bench ringed the changes as the Black Stars tried to find the equaliser.

However with less than 10 minutes to end the game, a freekick awarded Ghana in the Tanzania half resulted in the equaliser.

Laryea Kingston, who had been taking all the set pieces, was delayed from taking the kick as his brother and goalkeeper, Richard Kingson stepped out of his post to join in the search for a goal.

The goalkeeper soared above the Tanzania defence to this time apply his head to the cross, beating his opposite number for the equaliser.

Kingson, voted the All-Star Goalkeeper for the 2008 African Nations Cup went into wild celebration after getting his first international goal for Ghana after 58 games for the Black Stars.