The former Ghana goalkeeper has urged Black Stars coach Otto Addo to keep Jojo Wollacott as the first-choice goalkeeper for the 2022 World Cup.
Damba, a former Ghana goalkeeper argues that the Swindon Town goalkeeper has proven to be one of the best shot-stoppers since his debut in October last year and deserves to start in Qatar.
“I think if we’re going to be very fair, and looking at the current performances of these goalkeepers over time, in terms of reliability and consistency, Wollacott stands tall among the goalkeepers,” looking at his current exploits,” Damba mentioned.
“Wollacott was scouted from a lower division league in England but then we all thought it was quite a difficult ground for him because he was brought in at a very difficult time and he was thrown straight into the hot seat.”
“In my opinion, it was a difficult thing to do but he stood up to the challenge even though he had difficult times and slowly he started building his confidence. We all saw his exploits in the last AFCON and the World Cup qualifiers.”
Wallocott made his debut in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against Zimbabwe in Cape Coast. He produced an assured performance in Ghana’s 3-1 victory and has since been the team’s safest pair of hands.
The 25-year old so far has 10 caps for Ghana, three of which were at the 2021 Africa Cup and two of which were in the World Cup playoffs victory over Nigeria.
He made some crucial saves in Abuja to ensure Ghana booked qualification at the expense of rivals Nigeria to play in the 2022 Mundial in Qatar in November this year.