On-loan Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong has confirmed Fifa has officially cleared him to play for Ghana.
Speaking to Footy-ghana, the 20-year-old expressed delight and said he is now ready to respond to any national call-up from the west African country.
“Yea, I got notified earlier today (Tuesday) that I have finally been cleared. I’m relieved now,” Frimpong, who is currently on loan at Charlton Athletic said.
An associate of the player, Dentaa, early on tweeted: “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."
The player could get a call-up for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations, but coach Kwesi Appiah might use the test match 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.