Ghana coach Milovan Rajevac has revealed that new goalkeeper Joe Wollacott earned his maiden call up to the Black Stars following a recommendation made by former international Richard Kingson.
According to Milovan, Kingson, who doubles as the goalkeeping coach scouted the youngster and upon watching several videos of him, he became convinced.
The Serbian manager who was convinced with Wallocott’s performance during training sessions started him ahead of Hearts of Oak Richard Ofori and St. Gallen’s Lawrence ATI Zigi in the two games against Zimbabwe where the the Black Stars won 3-1 and 0-1 respectively.
“It was the work of Richard Kingston because he did the scouting work and he suggested this goal keeper to me,” Milovan revealed.
“I watched many videos of him and the decision was made to include him in the squad and when he came, he proved himself and got the chance which he used very well,” he added.
Ghana will next travel to Ethiopia next month for the penultimate game before they return to the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi to host the Bafana Bafana of South Africa in the last qualifier match.