New Black Stars midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong has been forced to disassociate himself from Kevin Prince Boateng insisting he will not turn his back Ghana.
The ex-England youth international added that he will not retire from the Black Stars after gaining fame by playing for the country as it happened with the AC Milan star.
The Fulham midfielder has been forced to answer questions about his motives for his nationality switch after being call up for Ghana’s World Cup qualifier against Sudan.
This comes after Ghana was stunned by Germany-born Boateng’s retirement from the Black Stars just 18 months after he made his debut for the Black Stars.
Boateng’s decision was even more surprising to Ghanaian football fans especially after excelling with the Black Stars at the 2010 World Cup which helped him to secured a bumper cash move to the Italian Serie A giants AC Milan.
Without any tangible Boateng quit the national team which has forced journalists to question the motives of Frimpong, who was born in grew up in Kumasi before leaving for England.
Frimpong has been forced to disassociate himself with Boateng once again saying he is different from the AC Milan player insisting he is committed to Ghana.
“I don’t know Kevin-Prince Boateng, but him and I are two different people,” Frimpong told Goal.com.
“I don’t know why Kevin did what he did but unlike him I was born in Ghana, I speak Twi so no way I’m going to turn my back on Ghana.”
Unlike Boateng, Frimpong was born in Ghana before he moved to Europe to play for the youth side of Arsenal.
Frimpong also made his decision to play for Ghana while he was still a key member of England’s U19 team while Boateng took the decision to play for his father’s country after Germany’s youth team sacked him.
Boateng’s career was going no where as the Portsmouth player needed to play for Ghana at the World Cup in South Africa in 2010 before securing the move to AC Milan.