How Richard Kingson scouted and recommended new Black Stars goalkeeper Jojo Wollacott to Milo

Ghana coach Milovan Rajevac has disclosed that goalkeeper Jojo Wollacott was scouted by Richard Kingson.

How Richard Kingson scouted and recommended new Black Stars goalkeeper Jojo Wollacott to Milo

Kingson, who played for the national team for more than a decade, is currently the goalkeeper’s trainer of the Black Stars.

According to Rajevac, Kingson scouted the young goalkeeper and recommended that he should be given an invite.

“It was the work of Richard Kingson because he did the scouting work and he suggested this goalkeeper to me,” the Serbian said.

“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.”

Wollacott earned his debut national team call-up for Ghana’s double-header FIFA World Cup qualifier against Zimbabwe earlier this month.

The decision to invite the Swindon Town goalkeeper initially divided opinions after it emerged that he was plying his trade in the fourth-tier of English football.

However, the 25-year-old was decent for the Black Stars after conceding just once – a penalty – in the two matches he played against Zimbabwe.

Meanwhile, Wollacott maintains that he is looking forward to having a long international career with Ghana.

"It was something I was aware of before but it was never going to happen because I wasn't playing," he said following his debut call-up.

"I found out on the Sunday after the game on Saturday last week. And it's just happened quite fast. I just preparing myself and concentrating on the game on Saturday first and then let's see what happens after when I leave for Ghana.

"There's some history with Ghana as they've done well at previous international tournaments," he added.

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