Former Ghana international Laryea Kingston has rued his inability to make the Ghana squad for the 2006 FIFA World Cup which was staged in Germany.
The retired winger, 39, was one of Ghana’s pivotal players between the period and played for Ratomir Dujković’s Black Stars squad at the 2006 African Cup of Nations in Egypt.
However an incident which took place in a group match between Ghana and Senegal got the former Heart of Midlothian playmaker suspended and his suspension was carried over to the next official tournament which was the FIFA World Cup.
As a result Serbian trainer Ratomir Dujković left out the winger from his final squad for the mundial thus missing out of the squad for Ghana’s first ever World Cup appearance.
In an interview with Accra-based Joy FM, the steamroller who once played for capital city rivals Hearts of Oak and Great Olympics, has revealed his pain for missing out on the tournament but insists natural circumstances might have led to his fate.
“You could see that during the World Cup every player is eager to do his best. The atmosphere and everything about the world cup is something you will not like to miss but I think it was the will of God. Everything that happens in your life is definitely the will of God.
“I don’t know what will have happened if I had participated though I still feel so sad about my absence,” He added.
Kingston featured in the midst of world-class players in Ghana’s midfield between 2005 and 2009 as he played alongside Michael Essien, Sulley Muntari, Stephen Appiah, Derek Boateng, Otto Addo and others.
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