England hand call-up to Ghana hopeful Frimpong

Published on: 13 August 2010

England have called up Ghana-born youngster Emmanuel Frimpong for  an U19 friendly next month, in an apparent bid to prevent him from playing for the Black Stars.

The 18-year-old is part of the 18-man squad named by coach Noel Blake for the friendly against Slovakia next month.

This comes after his Arsenal club manager Arsene Wenger urged England to make sure they cap him before he is courted to play for the country of his parents.

The youngster is on the verge of a major breakthrough with the English giants this season after excelling in the Emirates Cup last week..

Frimpong, who has played for England’s youth teams, was pivotal in the midfield when playing against Clarence Seedorf as Arsenal won the pre-season tournament that had big teams like AC Milan, Celtic and Lyon.

His performance prompted respected coach Wenger to advise the English FA to act quickly to persuade Arsenal’s young midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong to play for England even though the youngster had stated his desire on wearing the Black Stars jersey.

But with no movement yet from the Ghana Football Association over capping the youngster, England have added him to their youth squad in a bid to assure him about his future with the Three Lions.

The 18-year-old was born in Accra, Ghana but moved to London in 2000 and has represented England at Under-16 and 18 level, but Frimpong indicated he has a desire to represent his birth country few months ago.

Depsite thecall up he can still play for Ghana as he has not yet played for the England senior national team.

Comments

  • Nii Emmanuel
    says: 9 years ago
    then thank God, but the GFA should make wild for this wonder kid
  • http://www.zenofon.com/?JDUT8
    says: 9 years ago
    He's arguably, one of the best young lads of the Arsenal youth and snr. level to make headline news in the next few years. Hope is called into the Ghana under 20 team (and even the meteors) to justify his inclusion.
  • gunner
    says: 9 years ago
    GFA be mafia ppl. they only want players who can pay bribes. wht happened to Adam Kwarasey, jeffrey sarpong and co. they only select Daniel Adjei bc they can toss and turn him around. they r surely going out this time.
  • john
    says: 9 years ago
    this is crazy.
  • a,m
    says: 9 years ago
    hay boy,dont make mistake to play 4 ghana.remember that england make u as u are nown.yuor own asenal player went 2 ghana 2 play 4 under 20 last year,and becaus he went empty hands,he was not acepted.pls take my advice tanks
  • john
    says: 9 years ago
    a,m what are you saying?
  • Maxwell Johnson
    says: 9 years ago
    str_repeat('*',strlen('Fuck')) Arsene Wenger,he should mind is own fucking business.For God's sake what has this got to do with him?Foolish coach no wonder Arsenal have not won any silverware for the past 5 seasons,anyway those GFA crooks should also try and fast-rack the guy's documents to play for GH cuz we cant afford to loose such talent.Move ur ass Nyantakyi & co!!
  • mickyboamah
    says: 9 years ago
    The GFA should workout quickly to get the boy to play for Ghana.
  • JOE ATISO
    says: 9 years ago
    MAXWELL JOHNSON, NO NEED TO DIRECT YOUR ANGER AND DISGUST AT ARSENE WENGER! INSTEAD, DIRECT WHATEVER YOU HAVE ON YOUR CHEST TO KWASI NYANTAKYI AND HIS GFA. THE GFA IS UNABLE TO ATTRACT THE VERY BEST OF PLAYERS OUT THERE BECAUSE OF THE UNDEMOCRATIC NATURE OF THE CALL UPS. EVEN THOUGH THE GFA HAS CONSTANTLY BEEN DENYING BRIBERY AND GREASING OF PALMS FOR A PLAYER TO BE SELECTED,IT SEEMS THE ALLEGATIONS HAVE SOME VALIDITY. THERE IS A MATURED TRUTH TO ONGOING RUMORS THAT COACH MILO IS LINKED TO AN AGENCY THAT RECRUITS POTENTIAL BLACK STARS PLAYERS AND THAT IF YOU'RE NOT REGISTERED TO THIS AGENCY, YOUR CHANCES OF PLAYING FOR THE STARS IS ALMOST ZERO. TO CUT IT TO THE CHASE, WE COULD END UP LOSING FRIMPONG AND MANY UP AND COMING PLAYERS BECAUSE OF SOME UNDER THE TABLE DEALINGS.
  • izzy
    says: 9 years ago
    I understand the GFA, the last months when they where chasing after Mario Balotelli to play for ghana even when himself said no to Ghana more then ones, and now here's a another talented player and unlike mario, willing to play for ghana and now they don't want to move theire lazy asses frome their chairs to sign him for ghana before england does? wtf is hapening
  • izzy
    says: 9 years ago
    I don't* understand the GFA, i meant
  • papa
    says: 9 years ago
    guys , it is only for u19.. in any case.. they will call him up no worries. but i am glad this is posted to the public so at least GFA is accountable.
  • a,m
    says: 9 years ago
    john,why are u saying what am talking? pls ask gfa what they are doing.since Frimpong came 2 announce he want 2 play 4 ghana ,what efort yuor soo call gfa have maid? why gfa not includ him2 under 20 last year?or invite him curent under20?they only mantion their intrsting names.pls answer me this q why under 17 coach says he has clos the door or under 17 squard.so Frimpong Manso want 2 tell me that there is no player europ apart from his conection ones in ghana?
  • JNR
    says: 9 years ago
    a,m what the hell are you trying to say? Firstly learn how to spell then we can all understand what english your trying to enlighten us with, because john,me and whoever else can barely understand what your talking about. Anyway ya'll need to calm down because it's only for the under19 england team and he CAN still play for the black stars, which i BELIEVE he will!
  • elvis mensah
    says: 9 years ago
    we've lost Balotelli. can't afford to lose Frimpong. the coach and GFA should act now cos we must win next Afican cup.
  • Danny Alvez
    says: 9 years ago
    the coach doesnt know what he is doing,i watch this guy playing for arsenal and believe me,he is far far better than lee addy,agyeman badu and the rest. the fa want players that they can share bonus with.