Fabulous gesture from former Wigan Athletic stopper

Former Wigan Athletic custodian Richard Kingson is training the next generation of goalkeepers - for free at his own house!
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Richard Kingson

The 42-year-old, who spent two seasons with Latics in the Premier League between 2008-10, has set up the RK 22 Goalkeeper’s Academy back home in Ghana.

Clearly following the mantra 'charity begins at home', Kingson even hosts the hopefuls in his two-acre residence, where he has a gym and a mini-sized football pitch.

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“I train the goalkeeper’s for free because I have a passion for this job and want to transfer the knowledge to the younger generation,” he told Joy FM.

“I don’t feel right taking money from any of these young goalkeepers because I got the knowledge for free, so why should I collect money for something I did not pay for?”

Kingson - who was capped 90 times by his country, and also played for Galatasaray, Birmingham City and Blackpool - is open to attracting financial support from big brands.

He added: “All we may need in the future is an upgrade in our equipment and the increase in their quantity to meet the demands of the time.

“So I will be very grateful if I get the support in that regard so I could help the young ones.”