Tuesday, September 11, 2012


The former goalkeeper of the Black Stars of Ghana, Richard Kingson has admitted he was offered a $300,000 bribe to throw their 2006 World Cup match against the Czech Republic.

The 34-year-old was asked to ensure the Czechs earned a 2-0 victory in their Group E encounter at the Germany showpiece, but the former Birmingham, Wigan and Blackpool keeper rejected the offer, following some choice words from his wife

Kingson who was speaking Synagogue Church of All Nations’ broadcast arm Emmanuel TV. said“I got confused weighing the options of getting richer by $300,000 after that match, whereas all that I would get in the event of a Ghana victory would be much less - just $3000,”
“But my wife said, ‘Richard, I love you not because of your money, so don’t get tempted by this offer to lose your dignity and credibility.”

Ghana eventually went on to win that game 2-0, with Asamoah Gyan and Sulley Muntari the goal scorers on the day, while after the tournament Kingson was voted one of the top-three goalkeepers after helping the team reach the round of 16.

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