Kotoko coach Dramani says Kingston does not deserve Ghana call-up
Asante Kotoko coach Mas-Ud Dramani claims Hearts midfielder Laryea Kingston has not done enough to merit a Black Stars call-up.
Kingston, 31, received rave reviews for his displays in Sunday’s 0-0 draw against Dramani’s side in the Ghana Premier League derby.
Experienced coach J E Sarpong was impressed with the output of the former Heart of Midlothian player and clamoured for his return to the Ghana squad ahead of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.
But Dramani, who guided the Ghana U17 girls team to win bronze at the 2012 FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup finals, believes Kingston’s performance was ordinary.
”Many have asked me that some coaches are calling for Laryea to be introduced into the Black Stars.I say we should be serious with our football,” Dramani told local radio station Angel FM.
”We need to be really serious about our football. You ask yourself what positive football did he play.
”Football has gone pass the level where I play to myself okay. How many final passes did he give?,” he added.
”He had some individual brilliance, of course yes. Technically, he is a good player but he needs to have the conditioning to be able to play with the team; moving forward and then moving back as the team loses possession,”
Kingston has not played for Ghana since he was snubbed for a place in the 2010 FIFA World Cup squad.