Former Arsenal midfielder, Emmanuel Frimpong has said he has no regret choosing to play Ghana over England.
The 34-year-old joined the Gunners at the age of nine and went on to make six senior appearances between 2011 and 2014.
Despite playing for England at U-16 and U17 levels, the midfielder switched nationality to play for Ghana in 2013.
Frimpong, however, couldn’t further his international career and hung his boots at just 27, after battling a knee injury for five years.
Speaking on his decision, Frimpong said he doesn’t regret choosing to play for the Black Stars over the Three Lions.
“I follow my passion. I don’t follow the money too much. Obviously, playing for England, you get more money and more exposure but for me, as I said, I have always had a dream,” Frimpong told GTV Sports Plus.
“I remember when I was young, I used to watch Abedi Pele and Tony Yeboah. So, I have always had a passion for playing for Ghana. And, you know sometimes in life people make decisions that you from the outside you might not understand but for me, it’s one of the best feelings.
“Playing in Kumasi, playing for my family, and putting the Ghana shirt on are some of the best feelings that I’ve ever had in my career.
“Maybe, if I had played for England, who knows maybe things would have turned for the better but then again you know you always have to follow what you want to do,” he added.
He also had brief stints with Wolverhampton Wanderers, Fulham, Charlton Athletic, Barnsley, Ufa and Arsenal before his career was disrupted by recurring injuries.
Frimpong last played for Turkish outfit Ermis Aradippou in 2017, before prematurely retiring from football two years later.