Daniel Poer
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Why has Asamoah Gyan retired from international football for Ghana?
Feb 18, 2012 | 07 : 26 AM
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Alan Smith
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Why did Ghana star Asamoah Gyan suddenly quit Sunderland and the English Premier League to play in the United Arab Emirates?
Sep 10, 2011 | 17 : 48 PM
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James Murphy
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Why was Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck booed when he appeared for England in a friendly against Ghana at Wembley?
Aug 07, 2011 | 13 : 08 PM
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Daniel Poer
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Who is the most successful nation of all time in the African Cup of Nations?
Jan 22, 2012 | 15 : 12 PM
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Hans Amsel
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Where and when was Emmanuel Frimpong born?
Aug 20, 2011 | 07 : 27 AM
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George Omegba
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Why do the Boateng brothers (Kevin and Jerome) play for different national teams?
Jul 25, 2011 | 17 : 01 PM
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Paul Clark
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Why did AC Milan’s Kevin-Prince Boateng quit the Ghanaian national team at just 24 years of age?
Nov 04, 2011 | 07 : 11 AM
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Carl Allen
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Will Emmanuel Frimpong play senior international football for England or Ghana?
Aug 20, 2011 | 07 : 10 AM
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George Omegba
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Why do the Boateng brothers (Kevin and Jerome) play for different national teams?
Jul 25, 2011 | 17 : 01 PM
1 answer
Paul Clark
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Why did AC Milan’s Kevin-Prince Boateng quit the Ghanaian national team at just 24 years of age?
Nov 04, 2011 | 07 : 11 AM
1 answer
James Murphy
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Why was Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck booed when he appeared for England in a friendly against Ghana at Wembley?
Aug 07, 2011 | 13 : 08 PM
1 answer
Jack Beresford
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Is it true that Asamoah Gyan is also a part time rapper?
Jun 15, 2011 | 14 : 35 PM
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Former Sunderland striker Asamoah Gyan has retired from representing Ghana at international level – why? 


Jack Beresford:

Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan has quit international football “indefinitely” following the recent Africa Cup of Nations.
Speculation has suggested that the move may have come after Gyan missed a penalty for the Black Stars’ during their semi-final defeat to eventual surprise winners Zambia.
Since the defeat, Asamoah Gyan among others has come under criticism from fans and pundits for their failure in the competition.
Gyan has a previous history of failure from the spot for Ghana, after missing a penalty for the Black Stars at the 2010 World Cup which would have seen them defeat Uruguay and progress to the semi-finals of the tournament.
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Will Emmanuel Frimpong play senior international football for England or Ghana?


Garry Jenkins:

It’s a 50-50 call. Since he emerged as a teenager, the talented Arsenal youngster has been in two minds as to which country to represent and switched allegiance on a regular basis.

Frimpong was born in Accra, Ghana but moved to London with his family when he was young and was snapped up by Arsenal’s youth programme when he was just nine. He played for England at under-16 level in 2007, representing the team in the Montaigu Turnament where he scored the only goal in a March, 2008 1-0 victory against Germany.

A year later, however, he switched allegiance to Ghana telling the Press: “I have always said that, no matter what, I will always play for Ghana because at the end of the day, from what I believe, I am a Ghanaian.”

A year later, however, in August, 2010, he did a U turn and returned to the England fold when he was selected for the under-19 squad to face Slovakia. He was forced to withdraw from the match because of an injury to his anterior cruciate ligament which kept him out of the game until 2011.

By the time he returned to fitness, however, Frimpong had experienced another change of heart. Once more he publicly proclaimed his allegiance to Ghana saying this time: “I have always told my family that if Ghana calls me, I will personally ride my own bicycle from England to Ghana.”

In August 2011 he was called up by the senior Ghana squad to play in a friendly against Nigeria, but the game was called off and re-scheduled for October 2011.

It remains to be seen whether Frimpong’s impressive early season form with Arsenal in the Premier League will produce another twist in the tale and draw an invitation to play for the senior England team before that match. If it does, Frimpong will have to make a final, irrevocable choice between the country of his birth and the country in which he grew up and rose to footballing fame.

So, as I say, it’s a 50-50 call, with the smart money

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Why was Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck booed when he appeared for England in a friendly against Ghana at Wembley?


Mike Hill:

Danny Welbeck was booed by the Ghana fans becasue he has chosen to play for England despite both of his parents coming from the African nation.

Welbeck was born in Machester and has represented England at youth level and simply saw his inclusion in the senior side as a natural progression.

“I kind of understand that,” he said talking about the booing aimed in his direction. “I’ve been playing for England at every single youth-team level so it’s kind of a natural progression just moving to the seniors and I’m obviously delighted with my own progress. It’s a bittersweet moment. I’ve got love for both countries. I can’t play for both. I can’t make everyone happy.”

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