A former Black Stars goalkeeper and current goalkeeper trainer, Richard Kingson, also known as Olele, has been arrested for flouting motor traffic regulations.
He was arrested at the East Legon tunnel in Accra on Thursday morning together with 21 other drivers as part of a campaign against indiscipline on the roads being spearheaded by the police in collaboration with Citi TV.
His impounded vehicle and that of others were sent to the East Legon police station while 18 of the drivers have been processed for prosecution at the Abeka motor court.
According to Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Mr Simon Tenku of the Police Public Affairs Directorate, most of the drivers implicated in Thursday’s s were neglecting the road signs.
Kingston was the first choice goalkeeper of the Ghana national football team, and was called up for the 2006 FIFA World Cup, the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations and the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
He was voted as an All-Star Goalkeeper during the 2008 African Cup of Nations Tournament in Ghana. The Team of the Tournament was decided by the Technical Study Group (TSG) after careful observations of all the tournament’s matches.
In 2008, he scored a goal for Ghana in a friendly a late equaliser in a one all draw against Tanzania.
As first-choice goalkeeper and team captain he was instrumental in leading Ghana to the final of the 2010 tournament, and was again selected for the all-star team along with Egypt goalkeeper Essam El-Hadary.
Nji Nelson Chefor