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Ghana U-20 World Cup winner Daniel Agyei picks his all-time best 5 Ghanaian goalkeepers

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Ghana international stopper, Daniel Agyei has selected his all-time top five best Ghanaian goalkeepers.

According to the Sebeta Kanema City goalkeeper Sammy Adjei, Richard Kingson, Yaw Berko, George Owu and Owusu Banahene are the best Ghanaian goalkeepers he has watched in recent times.

Photo via From left: Richard Kingson, George Owu, and Daniel Agyei

Speaking in an interview with, the Ghana Under-20 World Cup winner said:
“My all-time 5 goalkeepers I watched them in Ghana, I will say Sammy Agyei, Richard Kingson, Yaw Berko,George Owu and Owusu Banahene.

Agyei was part of Ghana squad for the 2010, 2012 and 2013 Africa Cup of Nations tournaments.

Below are short profiles of the goalkeepers Daniel Agyei picked as the best he has watched!

Photo via Ghanasoccernet

 Sammy Adjei 

The lanky goalkeeper had a
swashbuckling performances for both club and country. Adjei achieved much during his days at Hearts of Oak. He was an integral member of the Hearts team that won the 2000 CAF Champions League and Super Cup and won successive Premier League titles with the Phobians.

Photo via Ghanasoccernet

Richard Kingson

He played for local club Great Olympics before trekking to Europe to continue his career. After leaving home country, he played for several clubs in Turkey, for Hammarby in Sweden, and in England for Birmingham City, Wigan Athletic and Blackpool, who released him at the end of the 2010–11 season.

The former Galatasaray stopper has been impressive for clubs he played for and the Black Stars in his illustrious career.

Kingson manned the posts for Ghana in the 2006 and 2010 World Cup tournaments held in Germany and South Africa respectively.

He was later appointed Goalkeepers coach of the Black Stars in 2017.

Photo via Tanzania news

Yaw Berko

Berko began his career at Liberty Professionals FC and was in January 2005 loaned out to Vietnamese top club Pisico Bình Định F.C. 

Later, he returned to Liberty. In 2009 Berko moved from  Liberty Professionals FC and joined Young Africans FC on loan.

Berko also had stint with Tanzanian giants Simba SC.

George Owu

George Owu started his professional career with Sekondi Hasaacas. Later, he joined Ghanaian giants Asante Kotoko, where he made remarkable impacts in the success of the Porcupine Warriors during his stint with the club.

He signed for Egyptian Premier League side El-Masry from Ashanti Gold and became the number 1 since he signed from Ashanti Gold and was then widely regarded as the best Goalkeeper in the Egyption League.

Had trials with some top European teams including Tottenham Hotspur. His hope of making a World Cup appearance hit a snag as he could not make the squad for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

Owu was part of the Ghanaian 2004 Olympic football team, who exited in the first round, having finished in third place.He played his first game for the Ghana national football team on 19 November 2003 and was the second goal keeper in 2006 Africa cup in Egypt. Owu was also the second goal keeper for Germany 2006 FIFA World Cup. He also made the squad for the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations held in Ghana.

Photo via Ghanasoccernet

Owusu Banshene

Banahene’s dazzling performances led the Ghana Under-20 to a runners-up finish in the 2001 Fifa Youth Championship held at Argentina.

By the age of 18, Banahene was already something of a legend for Ghana at youth level football, rising quickly to become one of the country’s most promising prospects at the time. As first-choice goalkeeper and team captain, he had guided the Black Starlets to silver and bronze at the U-17 African Cup and World Cup respectively in 1999.

Two years later, Banahene, again in the capacity of an undisputed No.1 and skipper, would lead the Black Satellites to a runners-up finish in Argentina, conceding just twice along the way, prior to being humbled 3-0 by the Javier Saviola-inspired hosts. 

In 2002, Banahene’s fine progress was obstructed in the worst possible way when he suffered a career-threatening knee injury that robbed him his future as it appeared then.

The former Unity Stars Academy player also played for Asante Kotoko and left in 2009 after spending two years with the Ghana Premier League giants.

He also played for FC AK in South Africa and Aparacidens in Brazil.

Reference: wikipedia&Goal

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