Kwesi Nyantakyi says Ghanaian fans have been unfair to goalkeeper Richard Kingson following criticism over his return to the national team.
The recall of the 35-year-old for Tuesday’s World Cup playoffs was greeted with an uproar after a two-year absence.
Opinions have bee divided on his return to the team despite his regular and commanding displays for club side Doxa Katokopias.
But Ghana FA boss Kwes Nyantakyi says the criticism are off the mark.
“Ghanaians are not been fair to Olele (Richard Kingson),” Nyantakyi said
“His age is not what people are saying. Some players are even older than him yet still playing. Olele is not above 40 years, he is doing well and the first goalkeeper in his club.
“We should stop saying negative things about our players and encourage them rather”
Kingson received a rousing welcome on his first training session with the Black Stars at the Accra sports stadium on Wednesday.
The most capped player is expected to fight for the number position with current number one Fatau Dauda and Adam Kwarasey.