Soccer News of Saturday, 21 July 2012
Source: by Gary Al-Smith
Emmanuel Frimpong's nationality switch is still yet to be completed, as Fifa awaits final documents from Scotland and Northern Ireland. The world football governing body has asked the Ghana Football Association to provide more documents to enable it approve the midfielder's nationality switch.
The England youth international applied to the world governing body nine months ago to switch national allegiances to enable him to play for Ghana.
The Arsenal star, who was on loan at relegated English Premier League side Wolves, provided Fifa with all the necessary documents confirming he is keen on playing for Ghana and has blood ties to the West African country.
The GFA also provided the supporting documents needed for the switch to be approved. But the GFA are still waiting for documents from the Scottish and the Northern Ireland FAs confirming that he has not played for them as he holds a United Kingdom passport - England and Wales have already confirmed theirs.
Born in Ghana's capital Accra in 1992, Frimpong arrived in London as a youngster before joining Arsenal's youth academy aged nine. The young star played for England’s youth teams but has yet to represent the Three Lions at the senior level.
This means he is still eligible to play for Ghana - the country of his parents and the country of his birth.