Veteran Ghanaian broadcaster Karl Tufuoh has backed Richard Kingson’s inclusion in the Ghana squad and insists the former Wigan Athletics glovesman’s has earned his place on current.
The Cypriot-based is among 25 players invited by Kwesi Appiah to face Egypt in a must-win 2014 World Cup qualifying playing-off in Kumasi.
Kingson makes a return into the Ghana team after justifying his form at club level, impressing for Doxa in the Cypriot First Division.
And Tufuoh wants Ghanaians to shift focus on Kingson’s current form rather than his age.
“With goalkeepers they don’t tend to have a problem when it comes to age in terms of moving around. But then there are some things that we cannot hide like reflexes, they can slow down,” Tufuoh told Supersport.com’s Gary Al-Smith.
“If he is playing regularly and he is doing a good job of it then I see not what prevents from being invited. However, I’m not one of those that believes that he should be brought in just because Fatau Dauda has loss of form therefore you are grasping at straws.”
Kingson’s age has become a talking point in Ghana with former Ghana FA chairman Nyaho Tamakloe claiming the former Galatasaray goalkeeper could be above 42 years.
Ghanaian fans have also used facebook to circulate information claiming its a report from CAF stating he has three different date of births.