Former Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko winger Charles Taylor has slammed Black Stars goalkeeper’s trainer Richard Kingston over his decision to recommend Swindon goalkeeper Jojo Wollacott over local goalkeepers.
According to Charles Taylor, Richard Kingston trained a plethora of local goalkeepers, the likes of Fatau Dauda, Eric Ofori Antwi, Richmond Ayi etc. and it is surprising Richard Kingston didn’t recommend any of them for the Black Stars goalkeeping role.
“We should be disappointed in Olele because he is responsible for the training of majority of Ghanaian goalkeepers at his home,” Charles Taylor told Angel TV.
“He trained Ayi, Alawa, the Premier Division keepers as well as Fatawu, he is the one who trained them. So he wants to tell me none of the goalkeepers he trained was good to be in the Black Stars.
“I always say that we the Ghanaian coaches are the ones who show acts of wickedness to our players. If he continues like this, we will destroy football in this country because the keepers we have here are the ones supposed to be at the AFCON. Because we don’t have confidence in them, we always want foreign keepers and they will always disgrace us and leave”, he fumed.
Jojo Wollacott who made his debut for Ghana in October 2021 against Zimbabwe was Ghana’s number one at the 2021 African Cup of Nations (AFCON). He finished the tournament as one of the worst goalkeepers, failing to keep a clean sheet, saving only 44% of the shots he faced and completing just 39% of his passes.