Emmanuel Frimpong’s Career Takes Another Hit as He’s Set to Join Unnamed Swedish Club

When Russian Football News’ Andrew Flint met Emmanuel Frimpong in Ekaterinburg in August following the Ghanaian’s debut for Arsenal Tula, Frimpong was optimistic about his future in Tula. He had just played his first game in 2016 after being released by FC Ufa earlier in the year. Frimpong played 24 minutes that evening in Ekaterinburg, and told RFN: “It’s good to be back. After a couple of games, I can get fitter.” Those games never came though, and at the end of the year, Frimpong had just … [Read more...]

The Return of Emmanuel Frimpong

Before the international break Russian football welcomed back one of its more colourful characters as Emmanuel Frimpong made his debut for Arsenal Tula in the closing stages of their 1-1 draw away to Ural. Although his late cameo was brief as the predominantly direct style mostly bypassed him, he wasted no time in making headlines upon his return to the Russian Premier League, although thankfully this time is was not at the centre of a disgusting case of racist chanting from opposition … [Read more...]

The Russian Adventures of Emmanuel Frimpong, Aged 24 1/4

Last night it was confirmed that Ufa's Ghanaian midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong has had his contract cancelled after only playing eight matches this season for the Russian Premier League's youngest club. Discussions aimed at finding a compromise between him and the club failed to reach a mutually beneficial conclusion, and it has been clear for some time that the relationship between Frimpong and his club has become fractious at best. After nearly two seasons in Bashkiria - his longest period with … [Read more...]

RPL Week 1: Around the Match Day

After many weeks of waiting the Russian Premier League finally kicked off last Friday when Spartak Moscow took on FC Ufa at Otkritie Arena in Moscow. Unfortunately, neither Ze Luis’ debut goal for the hosts nor Ufa’s impressive performace could steal the picture, after the guests' Ghanaian midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong was racially abused in the first half. Frimpong later explained that a fan had called him a monkey, while the TV-pictures from the match revealed several loud monkey chants against … [Read more...]

First Racist Incident in the 15/16 Season

It only took 29 minutes and 30 seconds of the Russian Premier League opening match between Spartak Moscow and FC Ufa at Otkritie Arena in Moscow before this season was hit by its first racism case. FC Ufa’s Emmanuel Frimpong fought with Spartak’s Jose Manuel Jurado over a loose ball, when a group of Spartak fans started on monkey chants against the Ghanaian midfielder. The offensive and racist chants made Frimpong lose his temper, and with a demoralized look in his eyes he pointed his middle … [Read more...]