Coach Milovan Rajevac Explains Why Jojo Wollacott Started Ahead Of Ati-Zigi, Richard Attah In World Cup Qualifiers

Black Stars head coach Milovan Rajevac has confirmed the fact that Swindon Town goalkeeper Jojo Wollacott was suggested by the goalkeeper’s coach Richard Kingston.

The 25-year-old made it into the starting squad of the Black Stars against Zimbabwe at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium to the surprise of many soccer fans.

It was the Bristol City goalkeeper on loan to Swindon Town had received his debut call-up to the senior national squad and wasn’t expected to make the squad ahead of the second choice goalie Lawrence Ati-Zigi as well as Richard Attah of Hearts of Oak.

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Milovan Rajevac who was questioned on the reasons he chose Jojo Wollacott over the other goalkeepers with experience because Wollacott was suggested to him by Richard Kingston the goalkeeper’s trainer and impressed him during training.

It was the work of Richard Kingston because he did the scouting work, and he suggested this goalkeeper to me and I watched many videos of him and the decision was made to include him in the squad and when he came, he proved himself and got the chance which he used very well,” Coach Milovan Rajevac said on his decision to put the English-born in post.

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Wollacott conceded just one goal in two matches in his club Black Stars against Zimbabwe in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.