Frimpong bows out of football

Author: Peter Sarbah
Emmanuel Frimpong
Emmanuel Frimpong

Former Arsenal midfielder, Emmanuel Frimpong, has hanged his boots following recurrent injuries to his career.

The 27-year-old Ghanaian star who announced his decision on social media said a tear knee ligament has kept him out of action for nearly two years forcing him to quit the game.

The Kumasi-born player whose career had taken him to clubs such as Wolverhampton Wonderers, Charlton Athletic, Fulham, Barnsley, Ufa, Arsenal Tula, AFC Eskilstuna and Ermis Aradippou also expressed gratitude to those clubs for allowing him to play.

"I would love to thank all the clubs I have represented, Arsenal, Charlton, Barnsley, Fulham, Ufa, AFC Eskilstuna and Ermis for the love and support they have given and to the fans who always supported me. Thank you and let's see what the future holds".

Announcing the decision on twitter, the player wrote that "It is with great sadness I have decided to retire from professional football".

'I have had problems with my knee for the last five years or so and have got back to playing at a professional level.

'But since November 2017 I haven't been in action as I had a tear in my knee ligament.

'I decided with my own will that I will not opt for the operation since I was not enjoying football playing through pain.

'Spending time with my daughter and family the last year has made me realise I'm blessed."

Frimpong who was capped once for the Black Stars in 2013 has also represented the English Under 16 and 17 sides between 2007 and 2009.