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Ghanaians heap praises on “wonder boy” who plays exactly like Kingston and "harassed" South Africa.

Photo: Laryea Kingston

Of all the wingers that were called to the Ghanaian men’s national football team within the past two decades, Laryea Kingston can be said to be the most mesmerizing. The winger who played for all manner of clubs across the globe including the likes of Lokomotiv Moscow, Hapoek Tel Aviv, Phoenix FC and Ghana’s very own Accra Hearts of Oak, stepped up in 2006 when Ghana was in dire need of a creative right winger. Over the years and without Kingston in the squad however, the black stars tried to adapt to a style of play that limits the team in many ways. Subsequent coaches had to utilize the central midfield in the absence of a true winger even though central midfield has not really been a strong spot for Ghana within the past decade.

In their crucial world cup qualification match against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa on Sunday the 14th of November 2021 however, Coach Milovan Rajevac brought back memories of the good old days in Ghanaian football. Aside winning the match with a penalty that was well converted by captain Andre Ayew, the Ghanaian team used both wings perfectly throughout the match.

Photo: Black Stars team.

With Jordan Ayew constantly switching from central attack to right wing in fantastic fashion, it was newcomer Kamaldeen Sulemana who stole the show. The 19 year old who plays for French league 1 side Stade Rennais, “harassed” the entire South African defence all night. His speed, skill and movement off the ball kept the South African’s at bay for a large part of the game and the people of Ghana can not help but heap praise upon praise on him. According to some social media users, Kamaldeen is the new Laryea Kingston. Others compared South Africa’s confidence when he was on the pitch and after he was substituted in the 87th minute and concluded then that he was the man keeping the Bafana Bafana at bay.

South Africa who came into the game with 3 more points than Ghana and needing just a draw to qualify for the next round of qualifiers, were stunned by a super charged Ghanaian side that was paraded by the “one goal project” coach. With their 1-0 win over South Africa, Ghana topped the group on goals scored during the competition. The Black stars are confident of making it all the way to Qatar next year and are sure bringing the love of football back to the shores of the West African country.

Photo: Kamaldeen Sulemana.

Can Sulemana become an undisputed starter for the Black Stars of Ghana? Are you confident of the Black Stars making it to the world cup finals in Qatar? Kindly share your thoughts with us in the comments section.

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