Frimpong denies Serbian naturalization claims

Author: Edmund Okai Gyimah
Abraham Frimpong: Committed to playing for Ghana

Ghana defender Abraham Akwasi Frimpong has debunked rumours that he is on the verge of acquiring Serbian citizenship to enable him represent the eastern European country.

Frimpong, who plays for Hungarian giants Ferencvarosi, spent five successful years in Serbia where he featured for Vojvodina, Napredak and Red Star Belgrade before joining Ferenvarosi this summer.

The talented central defender is a household name in Serbia after a successful career in the Serbian SuperLiga, but he denied media reports in Ghana last weekend that officials of the Serbian FA had approached him over a possible nationality switch.

Frimpong refuted the report insisting that nothing of that sort had happened and he had not been approached by any official from the Serbian FA.

"It is not true that the Serbians have contacted me to change nationality and play for them. Is totally false news and I don't know who fabricated that story," Frimpong told Graphic Sports Online.

"I had five successful years at Serbia and I am ready to play national team football, but no one has contacted me yet... not from Ghana or from Serbia,"

Frimpong insisted he was committed to play for Ghana but did not rule out the possibility of switching nationality to represent another country if the opportunity avails itself in future.

"Everyone wants to play for his country and that is my dream, too. I am a Ghanaian and will love to feature for Ghana, but if any other opportunity comes from somewhere I will examine it and possibly consider it as well."

Frimpong joined the youth team of Vicenza Calcio during the 2009/2010 season after being adjudged the best player in the prestigious Romeo and Juliet youth tournament.

He moved to Serbia during the 2013 season where he had an excellent career particularly at Napredak and Red Star Belgrade.

He was been courted by Scottish Premier League side Dundee FC before Ferencvarosi paid almost €1 million to sign him this summer.