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Phoenix Rising Adds Ghanaian Yaw Frimpong

By Phoenix Rising FC Communications, 01/24/18, 9:15AM MST


Fullback reunites with TP Mazembe teammates and coach

PHOENIX (January 24, 2018) — Phoenix Rising FC announced today it has signed fullback Yaw Frimpong for the 2018 season. Frimpong most recently spent time with Congolese-based TP Mazembe, where he formerly played under current Phoenix Rising head coach Patrice Carteron.

Frimpong made 100 appearances with TP Mazembe since joining the club in 2013. He helped lead the club to three league titles in four seasons in addition to an African Super Cup title in 2016 and an African Champions League title in 2015.

Frimpong will be reunited with former TP Mazembe teammates Gladson Awako and Solomon Asante. Including Frimpong, Phoenix Rising now has 18 players under contract for the 2018 season.

The 2018 season is presented by Equality Health and Phoenix Rising season tickets are on sale now. Every season ticket purchase comes with season ticket benefits, which include a Phoenix Rising FC shop gift card, bring-a-friend vouchers, and a Didier Drogba bobblehead plus much more. Season tickets can be purchased online by going to or fans can speak with a Phoenix Rising FC account rep by calling 623.594.9606

Phoenix Rising FC will also be hosting the Mobile Mini Sun Cup on February 10, 14, and 17, where they will play three Major League Soccer teams: New York Red Bulls [10th], Colorado Rapids [14th], and Sporting Kansas City [17th], at the Phoenix Rising Soccer Complex. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

About Phoenix Rising FC
Phoenix Rising FC is the highest-level professional soccer franchise in Arizona’s history. The club is owned by legendary Chelsea and Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba, Kona Grill CEO Berke Bakay and an impressive collection of business leaders and international celebrities. Established in 2016, Phoenix Rising FC is one of 12 cities applying for Major League Soccer expansion and currently plays in the United Soccer League, the largest Division 2 professional league in the world. The club is hosting the largest MLS Preseason event ever, the 2018 Mobile Mini Sun Cup. For more information about the club or to purchase tickets visit