Emmanuel Frimpong could make a comeback from footballing retirement to play for Asante Kotoko in Ghana, according to reports.

Emmanuel Frimpong celebrates
Arsenal’s Park Chu-Young (c) celebrates scoring a goal with Emmanuel Frimpong (L) and Yossi Benayoun on October 25, 2011. (Photo via IAN KINGTON/AFP/Getty Images)

FootballMadeInGhana report that Asante Kotoko are on the verge of signing Emmanuel Frimpong for the coming Ghana Premier League season. They have an agreement with the player and could make it official in the coming days.

Frimpong initially retired from professional football in March of last year, due to injury problems with Ermis Aradippou. But he successfully passed a medical examination with Asante Kotoko and is now looking to restart his career.

Still just 28, Frimpong has time to play for at least a few more years if he overcomes the injuries. That’s harder and harder to do the older you get, but not impossible at this stage.

The midfielder initially joined Arsenal at the age of nine, progressing through the academy to the first team, where he made 16 appearances. However, the Gunners sold him to Barnsley in 2014, after 13 years at the club overall.

Frimpong has one international appearance for Ghana, and perhaps by returning to the pitch in his home country he’s hoping to get another in the future.