It is shocking how I did not make Black Stars squad for 2006 World Cup - Joetex Frimpong

Football News It is shocking how I did not make Black Stars squad for 2006 World Cup - Joetex Frimpong

Former Ghana international, Joetex Asamoah-Frimpong has said he will let disappointed after he was left out of Black Stars squad for the 2006 World Cup in Germany.

Frimpong was an integral member of the squad that qualified for the 2006 World Cup for the first time in the history of the country.

However, the striker did not make the squad that the country sent to the World Cup in Germany.

According to him, he was saddened by the snub because he gave his all in the qualifiers.

“Even dead people knew that I would go to the World Cup. Talk of the qualifications, the first game against Zimbabwe, I played 20 mins and since then I played all the qualifiers,” he stated on E.TV Ghana.

"So nobody thought Joetex won’t go to the World Cup because it was I and Matthew Amoah. Two of us up front, Stephen behind us, Sulley and Laryea on the flanks.”

Frimpong who was part of Ghana’s squad that played at the 2006 AFCON in Egypt disclosed that the thought of not playing at any World Cup still hurt him.

“Everything changed in Egypt because that is how Ghana is. I was disappointed and sad. I didn’t believe it. Until now I am still disappointed,” he stated

"I was sad but my father told me that things happen like that. I didn’t want to play again," Joetex said when asked why he returned to the Black Stars after the 2006 World Cup.

Ghana however exited the tournament at the Round of 16 following a 3-0 defeat against Brazil.

Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
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