Bayer Leverkusen star snubs Ghana and England for Dutch team
Bayer Leverkusen defender Jeremie Agyekum Frimpong has made headlines by reiterating his decision to represent Netherlands at the international level, despite being eligible to play for Ghana and England.
Frimpong was born to Ghanaian parents in Amsterdam, making him eligible to represent all three countries.
The 22-year-old has been in impressive form for his club this season, earning a call-up to Ronald Koeman’s provisional squad for the upcoming games against France and Gibraltar.
This has raised speculation over which country he would choose to represent, but Frimpong quickly put an end to any rumors by affirming his loyalty to the Netherlands.
Speaking to ELF Voetbal, Frimpong said: “The Netherlands is my country. I never doubted my choice.”
He further revealed that he had not heard anything from England and Ghana only came calling after he was included in the pre-selection of Oranje before the World Cup. Frimpong was included in the Netherlands’ World Cup squad but did not make an appearance.
Frimpong’s decision to represent Netherlands has left many fans and pundits perplexed and bursting with curiosity.
The defender has been in outstanding form for Bayer Leverkusen this season, making him a hot prospect for the national teams.
While he has represented Netherlands at the youth levels, his decision to choose them over Ghana and England has raised questions about his allegiance.
Despite the speculation, Frimpong has made it clear that he has no doubts about his choice. The KNVB, the Dutch Football Association, was quick to show their appreciation for Frimpong’s decision, praising him for his commitment to the Netherlands.
Frimpong’s snub of Ghana and England has come as a blow to the national teams, who would have loved to have him on their side.
Frimpong’s decision to represent Netherlands is a testament to his dedication and loyalty to his country of birth.
He has shown that he is not swayed by external influences and is confident in his abilities to represent Netherlands at the highest level.
Frimpong’s potential inclusion in the upcoming games against France and Gibraltar will be eagerly watched by fans and pundits alike, as they look forward to seeing how he performs on the international stage.