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EXCLUSIVE: Ghana goalkeeper Richard Kingson seals switch to join Turkish side Balikesirspor

Posted On Thursday, 9th January 2014
Ghana goalkeeper Richard Kingson has completed his move to Turkish second tier side Balikesirspor after an initial setback in the deal, GHANAsoccernet.com can exclusively reveal.

Kingson sealed deal with Balikesirspor and posed for pictures with club officials.

Ghana goalkeeper Richard Kingson has completed his move to Turkish second tier side Balikesirspor after an initial setback in the deal, GHANAsoccernet.com can exclusively reveal.

The 35-year-old, who earlier in the day cancelled his contract with Cyrpiot side Doxa Katokopia, sealed the deal on Thursday evening after passing a medical, Ghana’s leading football news outfit can reveal.

Kingson signed a six month contract Balikesirspor and will earn $45,000 per month, GHANAsoccernet.com understands.

“Seven years since I left my country Turkey, I am very very happy to be back here where I can call home,” said Kingson who is well known in Turkey by the local name Farouk Gursoy.

The deal will be extended when it expires at the end of the season if he impresses at the club.

The move was shrouded in some controversy after his previous club Doxa refused to release him at the weekend to seal the deal.

He cancelled the contract with the Cypriot club on Thursday morning paving the way for him to sign with the Turkish side.

The move to Turkey will help Kingson realize his dream of staying in the limelight to ensure his selection into the Black Stars for the 2014 World Cup.

Kingson previously played for Galatasaray, Sakaryaspor, Goztepe, Antalyaspor, Ankaraspor and Elaspor so he will have no difficulty in settling down.

Do you think Kingson is right to leave Cyprus top-flight to play in the Turkish second division? Is the move a promotion or demotion? Do you think the move can boost his chances of playing for Ghana at the World Cup in June? Make your views known in the box below

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READERS COMMENTS

  1. Kudo says:

    I don’t understand ghanasoccernet of their false news.

  2. sam va says:

    Personally I think he should be part of our goalkeepiers to the world cup. In goalkeeping experience count a lot so I wouldn’t be surprised if he is indeed invited by the coach

  3. Awudu says:

    Desperate kingson want to do whatever necessary to go to the world just to spoil the chances of rising goalkeeepers fatau and kwarassey what a greedy and selfish kingson…

    • spellBOUND says:

      aaah, what part of this shows that he is greedy? should he not sign with a club that gives him a chance to play??? or should he not seek work to feed his family?? aaah, i really don’t know how people like u think… i believe that he has past his prime for the world cup, but ur statements are totally uncalled for.

  4. banger says:

    AM SOO HAPPY FOR THIS GUY.ALL THIS HATIN ON HIM IS SOO BAD.HE SERVED HIS COUNTRY FOR YRS AND HE REALLY DESERVES SOME RESPECT.SEE WHAT GOD CAN DO.MEN CAN HATE ON THIS GUY ALL THEY WANT BUT GOD HAS THE FINAL SAY.IN THE WORLD CUP EXPERIENCE IS A PLUS.HE ISOLD BUT CAN STILL COMPETE FOR THE NUMBER ONEBSPOT

    • Ken says:

      Experienced goalkeeper that can help us a lot. Dauda and Kwarasey need a challenge from Kingson be better goalkeepers.
      Anyone who want to be the number one must prove it to the coaches.

  5. FRANK THOMAS says:

    WITH THE BIAS TOWARDS FATAU DAUDA AGAINST THE INFORM KWARASEY I THINK KINGSON SHOULD JUST STEAL IT
    AFTER ALL HE IS GHANA’S SAFEST PAIR OF HAND ON THE INTERNATIONAL SCENE

  6. OGYA says:

    We don’t even give a lick of whatever he does but I believe he deserves to earn a living and that’a all. But no one should dare call him to the Black Stars because we do not need him at this time.

    We have youngsters who have sharper reflexes than him

  7. stephen says:

    people are saying Richard Kingson is old goalkeeper .. but he i still keeping leave him alone..okay he is the best goalkeeper in Ghana some years back.. if he is old he can still keep get away from him you fools… if you want to fight with me than call me .. 0240886629 .. hoping he will be back in his form … stay bless Richard Kingson .we always love..

  8. harry says:

    Lets be real.The man is old.He is 49yrs and very slow.Hearts of Oak won’t even give him first choice goal keeping.





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