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Frimpong cleared to play for Ghana

28 November 2012 15:02

Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong has confirmed FIFA have officially cleared him to play for Ghana.

Currently on loan at Charlton, the 20-year-old expressed delight and said he was ready to respond to any national call-up from the west African country.

"Yeah, I got notified earlier ... that I have finally been cleared. I'm relieved now," Frimpong told Footy-Ghana.

An associate of the player, Dentaa, tweeted his congratulations, to which Frimpong replied: "Its official @Frimpong26AFC can now play for the Ghana Black stars:D #AFCON" — Finally soo happy."

FIFA also announced via its official media twitter handle @fifamedia on Wednesday: "The Single Judge of FIFA's Players' Status Committee yesterday confirmed the change of association of Emmanuel Frimpong - England to Ghana."

Frimpong could get a call-up for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations, but coach Kwesi Appiah might use the friendly against Tunisia on January 13 to assess his commitment.

Frimpong has played at the junior level for England where he featured six times for the under-16 team between 2007 and 2008.

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