Joetex Asamoah-Frimpong, a former Ghana international, recently expressed his ongoing disappointment at being excluded from the Black Stars squad for the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany.
Asamoah-Frimpong, who played for Enyimba FC, was an integral part of the Ghana national team from 2005 to 2009. However, he missed out on the opportunity to participate in Ghana’s inaugural FIFA World Cup tournament.
During an exclusive interview on e.TVGhana’s sports personality show, The Conversation, Asamoah-Frimpong revealed that he and many others believed he deserved a spot on the team.
He said, “Even people that were dead believed I’d go to the World Cup. I was consistent throughout the qualifiers. I was disappointed and couldn’t believe it, and up till now, I’m still disappointed.”
Asamoah-Frimpong shared that after being left out of the squad for the World Cup in Germany, he initially considered not playing for the national team anymore. However, he was convinced by his father to continue representing his country.
The 2006 FIFA World Cup was a significant moment for Ghana, as it marked the nation’s first-ever appearance in the prestigious tournament. While the Black Stars put up an impressive performance, reaching the round of 16 before being eliminated by Brazil, Asamoah-Frimpong’s absence left a void in the hearts of fans who believed he deserved to be part of the historic campaign.
It’s worth noting that Joetex Asamoah-Frimpong made his debut for the Black Stars in a World Cup qualifier against Burkina Faso in Ghana.