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09.03.2012 Sports News

FIFA Asks For More Proof Over Frimpong Switch

By Graphic Ghana - Daily Graphic
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FIFA has asked the Ghana Football Association to provide more documents to enable it approve midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong's nationality switch.

The England youth international applied to the world governing body five months ago to switch national allegiances to enable him play for Ghana.

The Arsenal star, who is on loan at English Premier League rivals Wolves, provided Fifa with all the necessary documents confirming he is keen on playing for Ghana and has blood ties to the West African country.

The GFA also provided the supporting documents needed by FIFA for the switch to be approved - including a letter from the England FA.

But FIFA officials have written to the GFA saying they need documents from the Scottish and the Welsh FAs confirming that he has not played for them as he holds a United Kingdom passport.

The GFA has promptly written to both federations asking them to provide the necessary information to satisfy FIFA for the switch to be approved.

Born in Ghana's capital Accra in 1992, Frimpong arrived in London as a youngster before joining Arsenal's youth academy aged nine.

The young star played for England’s youth teams but has yet to represent the Three Lions at the senior level.

This means he is still eligible to play for Ghana - the country of his parents and the country of his birth.

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