By Ameenu Shardow, follow on Twitter @alooameenu
Ghana has been handed an injury boost with goalkeeper Richard Kingson passed fit and has already been released for the crucial 2014 World Cup qualifier against Egypt.
The experienced goalkeeper had to be taken off at a time he was keeping a clean sheet in Doxa Katokopia’s 2-0 home defeat to Apollon on Monday night.
It was feared that he had suffered an injury which would have been a huge blow for the Black Stars ahead of the key match.
However, the 35-year-old according to enquiries made by GHANAsoccernet.com to the Cypriot club, he was only taken off as a ‘precautionary measure’.
Kingson is fully fit he is now travelling to Accra to join his teammates to start the camping for the match.
He has since left Cyprus and is expected to arrive in Ghana on Tuesday evening after connecting to two flights in Turkey and Holland respectively.
Kingson thus remains in line to making a return to the Black Stars after two years out during which time he was clubless.
He has been handed a call by coach Akwasi Appiah following his regular displays in the Cypriot top flight with Doxa.
News of the former Blackpool goalkeeper’s availability will hand a massive boost to the Black Stars who stand quite depleted with some injury situations ahead of the October 15 clash with Egypt in Kumasi.
Ghana has already lost influential Rabiu Mohammed and John Boye to injury ahead of the first leg match of the 2014 World Cup playoffs against the Pharaohs.
Defender Jonathan Mensah is also out with a thigh problem – presenting coach Akwasi Appiah with some selection problems in defence.
Ghana aim at recording a resounding win over the Egyptians in the first leg clash in Kumasi to ensure the return encounter of the World Cup playoffs in a month’s time is rendered a mere formality.
The Black Stars are chasing a third successive appearance at the World Cup while Egypt look to qualify for the first finals since 1990.