By Ameenu Shardow
Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong has lashed out at FIFA , branding the world governing body as incompetent, after getting notice of a further delay to his bid to play for Ghana.
The would-be Black Stars player is smelling something fishy in his quest to switch nationality describing the latest request from FIFA to have his signature as ‘pathetic’.
This comes after FIFA wrote to the former England U21 player this week asking him to sign the nationality switch documents he had already signed when he applied to play for the Black Stars.
The 20-year-old wrote to FIFA over one year ago to enable him switch nationality to play for his country of birth but the issue has become the longest delay for a player seeking a nationality switch.
Despite providing all the necessary documents from his end for the switch to be ratified, FIFA has written back claiming they have not seen the document signed by the player seeking the switch.
The world governing body has now written to Frimpong asking him to sign the documents again which has angered the midfielder to take to Twitter to reveal FIFA’s shocking incompetence.
“After over a year FIFA decide to send my document back telling me to resign my form that I signed six months ago,” the midfielder tweeted, showing that FIFA is not keeping track of the application.
“Maybe am not cut to play for Ghana because I have done everything these people want and it’s been over a year and still ongoing, pathetic.
“I wish I knew what they do down there in their offices. You would have thought they would be pleased to see a young player willing to play for his country, something aint right.”
Frimpong who had played for the English U-16 and U-17 teams is on the fringes of making his full return to active first team action after recovering from a serious knee injury sustained last term while on loan at Wolves.
He is seeking clearance in time to feature for Ghana at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations which kicks off early next year in South Africa.
He is deemed by many as a vital addition to Ghana’s solid midfield for the Nations Cup provided he gets the all clear from FIFA.