You are here: HomeSports2019 04 24Article 740900

Sports News of Wednesday, 24 April 2019


Emmanuel Frimpong considers becoming a coach

Former Arsenal midfielder, Emmanuel Frimpong Former Arsenal midfielder, Emmanuel Frimpong

Following his early retirement from football, former Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong is considering coaching as his next profession.

The Ghanaian midfielder pulled the brakes on his football career, at 27, after battling with recurring injuries.

The 27-year-old has battled with a knee injury for the past five years, which prevented him for playing consistently.

Frimpong is now considering entering into coaching after unwillingly leaving the field.

“With my next line of action, for now, I am just assessing what I can do,” he told Kumasi-based Y FM.

“I am still looking at some options – like coaching, like a business.

“So for now, I don’t really have a specific thing that I am doing at the moment. But we’re still working on it.”

Frimpong joined Premier League side Arsenal at the age of nine and went on to make 16 professional appearances between 2011 and 2014.

He last played for Turkish outfit Ermis Aradippou in 2017, before finally hanging his boots.

The former Ghana international also had brief stints with Wolverhampton Wanderers, Fulham, Charlton Athletic and Barnsley.