Emmanuel Frimpong has opted for a life of yellow and red cards by pledging his international future to Ghana.
The combative midfielder, who would surely have been given the kind of refereeing doubt so many England players enjoy had he chosen to play alongside teammate Jack Wilshere, chose to play for the country in which he was born and signed an agreement yesterday.
The president of the Ghana FA, said, “Yesterday we met him after the game at Fulham at a hotel. He wants to play for Ghana. We have to apply to Fifa now – send them the documentation and wait.
It is out of my hands how long they will take, but with my experience I expect no longer than three months and it will probably be shorter than that.”
Frimpong was selected by Stuart Pearce for the recent England U21 squad but pulled out due to ‘injury’.