Frimpong elated after first Ghana call-up
Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong has described his first call-up to the Ghana national team as the "proudest moment" of his career to date.
Frimpong was included in James Kwesi Appiah's squad for the Black Stars' upcoming World Cup qualifier against Sudan and could make his international debut in Kumasi, the city of his birth.
The 21-year-old, who moved to North London from Ghana as a child and has been a part of the Arsenal set-up since the age of nine, represented England at youth level but always maintained that he wanted to play for Ghana's senior side.
After hearing of his maiden call-up, Frimpong tweeted: "Proudest moment of my football career. Nearly two years I've been waiting for this day. It's overwhelming."
Frimpong, currently on loan at Fulham, only received clearance from FIFA to switch his allegiance late last year and becomes the fourth player after Kevin-Prince Boateng, Adam Kwarasey and fellow Arsenal graduate Quincy Owusu-Abeyie to play for Ghana after changing nationality.
The Black Stars are currently second in their World Cup qualifying group having beaten Lesotho 7-0 and lost 1-0 to Zambia, who are top of the standings.