Ghana FA Blasts Hearts Over Kingston Treatment

The Ghana Football Association has accused Scottish side Hearts of trying to frustrate Laryea Kingston to prevent him from playing for his country.Hearts coach Csaba Lazslo had suggested that Kingston was unfit when he played to help the Black Stars beat Sudan 2-0 on Sunday on qualify for the World Cup. The Hungarian, who was formerly in charge of Uganda, claims he will take action when Kingston returns from international duty. But the Ghana Football Association spokesman Randy Abbey says Hearts officials are being disingenuous. “It is a clear issue of mind games being played on Kingston to prevent him from playing for Ghana,” Abbey told TV3. “They asked him not to play in the Zambia friendly last month so that he can play in the Sudan game and when he comes to play they come up with this story. “Kingston is fit that is why we played him. We think there is much more to this than the Hearts officials are making the Scottish media to believe.”Kingston has missed all five of the Jambos' games this season as the club claim he is injured but it is suspected Laszlo intentionally left him out. But the midfielder played the last 16 minutes of his nation's World Cup qualifier with Sudan on Sunday. Laszlo plans to hold crunch talks with Kingston when he returns from international duty.