Former Ghana international Laryea Kingston has lamented his inability to make the Ghana squad for the 2006 FIFA World Cup which was held in Germany.
Kingston, 39, was one of Ghana’s key players between the period and played for Ratomir Dujković’s Black Stars squad at the 2006 African Cup of Nations in Egypt.
However, a group match incident between Ghana and Senegal got the former Heart of Midlothian winger suspended and his suspension was carried over to the next official tournament which was the FIFA World Cup.
In view of that, the Serbian tactician Ratomir Dujković , left out the dreaded winger from his final squad for the World Cup, thus missing out of the squad for Ghana’s first ever World Cup appearance.
Speaking in an interview with Joy Sports, the former Hearts of Oak star boy, disclosed his pain for missing out on the tournament but insists natural circumstances might have led to his fate.
“You could see that during the World Cup every player is eager to do his best. The atmosphere and everything about the world cup is something you will not like to miss but I think it was the will of God. Everything that happens in your life is definitely the will of God.
“I don’t know what will have happened if I had participated though I still feel so sad about my absence,” He added.
Kingston featured in the midst of top-class players in Ghana’s midfield between 2005 and 2009 as he played alongside Michael Essien, Sulley Muntari, Stephen Appiah, Derek Boateng, Otto Addo and others.