Damba happy with Kwarasey’s return

Former Ghana goalkeeper Abubakar Damba says he is very happy that Portland Timbers goalkeeper Adam Larsen Kwarasey has been named in Ghana’s 23-man squad that will face Mozambique in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers later this month.

Kwarasey, 28, has been absent from national duties since his alleged misunderstanding with goalkeeper coach Nassamu Yakubu during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

“I am really delighted because Kwarasey is a very good goalkeeper and has proven that he is reliable,” Damba told Citi FM.

“Ghanaians want the best for the nation and Kwarasey’s return means opportunities are given to every Ghanaian. There were challenges [between Kwarasey and goalkeeper’s coach] but I am very certain that the technical team has done a great job in getting him back.”

Kwarasey won Major League Soccer title with Portland Timbers in his debut season last year, with his save against Real Salt Lake adjudged the league’s save of the season.

He has been capped 22 times with Ghana since making his debut in 2011.

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