Frimpong spends 10 hours in airport after missing flight

The FC Ufa player failed to board the plane to the club's winter training camp, being forced to wait in the terminal for another plane, coming hours later

GOALEXTRA TIME   By Eliot Rothwell 

It's been a difficult start to 2016 for former Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong. 

With the long Russian winter break underway, Frimpong's current club, FC Ufa of the Russian Premier League, were due to jet to Cyprus for some warm weather training but there was one catch: the Ghana player was not on the plane.

The former Arsenal man turned up late for the flight, revealing that he had to wait in the airport for 10 hours for another plane, all coming the day before Christmas in the Russian Orthodox calendar on Thursday!