Wollacot can be Stars’ first choice goalie – Damba

Abubakari Damba, a former goalkeeper of the senior national team, the Black Stars says goalkeeper Joseph Luke Wollacott has the best opportunity to lead Ghana, as the number one goalkeeper at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

Jojo Wollacott, (as he is affectionately known) has been Ghana’s first choice goalkeeper for the past one year with the likes of Richard Ofori, Lawrence AtiZigi, Danlad Ibrahim and Abdul ManafNuudeen playing the role as second goalkeepers on different occasions.

In an interview with the GNA sports, the former goalie explained that based on his consistent appearance for the team in recent times, he stands the best chance to be offered the number one spot.

He said, though football was a game of uncertainties, players were selected based on reliability, consistency, trustworthiness and physical fitness, adding that Wollacot has all the qualities outlined ahead of his colleagues.

“We played the qualifiers and had one goalkeeper who showed consistency throughout. Jojo Wollacott was used the most among the keepers. All things been equal, he might be the first-choice,” he stated.

He argued that Ghana currently does not have goalkeepers playing at top Europeans clubs as compared to other countries, but noted that, the country must manage what’s at their disposal.

“We see other goalkeepers playing for their clubs and their nations performing well so we do comparisons but I’m very positive that we can do well,” he stated.

The Black Stars have been paired in Group H with Portugal, Uruguay and South Korea.

 The team would open camp on November 17, before heading to Qatar on November 19.  –GNA

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