In the heat of the Anas Aremeyaw Anas’s investigative documentary on the corruption in Ghanaian football, former Black Stars goalkeeper, Richard Kingston has revealed that he was given $300,000 as bribe to make Ghana lose to Czech Republic in the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany.
According to the former Birmingham City shot-stopper, he was offered US$ 300,000 to concede two goals.
“In 2006 World Cup in Germany, we were about to play against Czech Republic. Then, they were the second best in the world and we had lost a game already. A Ghanaian led me to some people to take a bribe. It was this woman who delivered me and Ghana from it. The money was US$ 300,000”, Richard Kingson made this known at the Synagogue Church of All Nations.
The goalkeeper admitted that but for his wife’s sound advice, he was very confused.
“I was very confused. I did not know what to do. Very luckily, she was there with me in a different hotel. So I called this woman and said, ’My wife, this is what has happened. I don’t know what to do. What do I do? If we were to win the game, we were to receive US$ 8,000 or US$ 10,000.
“But if we were to lose the game by two goals to nil, I would take US$ 300,000. I was confused. Before the game, I called my wife and she said ‘Richard, I don’t love you because of your money or properties; I just love you as a human being. I was everywhere in the post. I was playing like I had been injected with the blood of Jesus,” he added.