Since then I was not called again so Sammy Adjei took over from there – Richard Kingson
Richard Paul kingson also known as Olele ,42, was the vice-captain for the Ghana National Football team .A very good goalkeeper for black star team.
Richard reveals the cause of his position as a goalkeeper to Sammy Adjei ,which really hurt him so much ,that nearly ended his career as goalkeeper. His dual-citizenship has caused him to handle his position to Sammy Adjei. He said that he drove down to Turkey for other matters , where he has to get a Turkish passport.
“I played the first game against Burkina Faso in Burkina and we lost 1-0. The following week we were to play South Africa in Kumasi. So we came down to Ghana and started training,” Richard said on Max TV.
“Immediately I had to go back to Turkey. So I took my passport and this is where people think I had naturalized for Turkey”
“I had to go back to Turkey and even though I had Turkish passport and ID card but my ticket bought by the GFA used Richard Kingston, so I couldn’t use the Turkish passport so I left my Turkish passport in Turkey and had to fly with the Ghana passport.”
He added that : “I needed to take a visa so I gave my passport for a visa and my passport was with the Turkish consulate in Accra.
“We were thinking I would get the visa before the game but consulate also traveled so I didn’t have my passport for inspection a day before the game which meant I was out of the game.
“So I have to go back and I was furious and sad and left the camp with a Taxi all the way to Accra. So I watched game on TV and since then I was not called again so Sammy Adjei took over from there.”
In this case, Richard is a naturalized citizen of Turkey and his Turkish name is Faruk Gursoy. He holds both Ghana passport as well as Turkey passport, which means he is a Ghanaian and also a Turkish .
After, he left for turkey to continue his career, where he represented six clubs in Turkey. He played in Sweden for Hammarby , played in England for Birmingham, Wigan Athletic, Blackpool.