Former Ghana goalkeeper, Richard ‘Olele’ Kingston says he really panicked after he was called for the Black Stars maiden World Cup 2006 in Germany.
The former Blackpool and Wigan Athletic goalkeeper, joined the team as the fourth choice goalkeeper ahead of the tournament.
According to him, he worked hard when he joined the team and was eventually claimed the no.1 spot in the team.
“I was panicking [when called for the 2006 World Cup]. It was another story for me on that issue because I was called as a fourth goalkeeper,” he told Joy FM in an interview.
“Sammy Adjei was first, [then there was] George Owu and Philemon Macarthy but by hard work and by the grace of God, I was named the first choice for the first match against Italy,” he added.
Kingston manned the post throughout the tournament during the 2006 World Cup in Germany.