Ex-Ghana star Laryea Kingston advises Black Stars to abstain from social media during AFCON

Ex-Ghana international Laryea Kingston has advised the Black Stars players to avoid social media during the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.

The former Heart of Midlothian player sees Facebook, Twitter and Whatsapp as major distraction tools.

Kingston says the Black Stars find it difficult to deal with criticisms about their performance and that eats them up.

“The players have to desist from social media and concentrate fully on the tournament if they want to win,” Kingston told Happy FM.

“Sometimes, we get distracted by things people say about us on such platforms so it will be prudent for the players to stay away from social media during the period of the AFCON.”

Kingston played at the 2006 Africa Cup of Nations finals and got sent off in Ghana’s final Group match against Senegal.

The suspension was carried over to the FIFA World Cup that year and that cost him a place in Ghana’s squad for the tournament in Brazil.

Two years later, he picked up a bronze medal as Ghana finished third on home soil in the 2008 AFCON finals.