Ghana midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong has announced his retirement from football after battling series of injuries.
The 27-year-old officially hangs his boots having endured a difficult time in his career.
Frimpong, former Arsenal star has been out of action since 2017 when he last played for Cypriot side Ermis Aradippou.
Ermis Aradippou were forced to cancel the player’s contract due to his consistent injury woes.
“It is with great sadness I have decided to retire from professional football,” Frimpong wrote.
‘I have had problems with my knee for the last five years or so and have got back to playing at a professional level.
‘But since November 2017 I haven’t been in action as I had a tear in my knee ligament.
‘I decided with my own will that I will not opt for the operation since I was not enjoying football playing through pain.
‘I would love to thank all the clubs I have represented, Arsenal, Charlton, Barnsley, Fulham, Ufa, AFC Eskilstuna and Ermis for the love and support they have given and to the fans who always supported me. Thank you and let’s see what the future holds.
‘Spending time with my daughter and family the last year has made me realise I’m blessed.
The former Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder had just a cap for the Ghana National team when he came on as a second half substitute in a World Cup qualifier against Sudan.
RETIREMENT FROM PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL THANK YOU ALL GOOD BLESS👍🏿🙌🏿🙏🏿 pic.twitter.com/LaIYG6raw1
— EMMANUEL FRIMPONG (@IAMFRIMPONG26) March 7, 2019
By Frank Darkwah