Sports News of Wednesday, 6 January 2016
Former Arsenal star Emmanuel Frimpong has returned to his Russian side FC Ufa after spending the holidays in Ghana.
Frimpong, 23, left the West African country in the early hours of Wednesday for a long trip to his Russian side to complete the rest of the season.
Frimpong signed a three-year contract with the Russian giants in September 2014 after falling out of the plans of Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.
The former Gunner in a post on twitter bid farewell to Ghana as he drove to the Kotoko International Airport to commence the journey back into Russia.
Frimpong has had a difficult time in Russia after being a victim of racial abuse on numerous occasions a few n=months after joining the Russian side.
In the first game of the 2015/16 Russian Premier League in a match against FC Spartak Moscow Frimpong was sent off in the 31st minute for making an obscene gesture at a Spartak supporter.
Afterwards Frimpong took to social media to apologize for his action, but at the same time blamed racist abuse from the fans for what provoked him to make that gesture.
Frimpong latter received a two-game ban for the incident, a punishment he called “a joke”.