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Agyemang Badu retires from Black stars duties.



Former Asante Kotoko Midfielder, Agyemang Badu Emmanuel has officially called it time with the Ghana’s football National team (Black stars) after a splendid 12 year service.

Agyemang Badu confirmed the development in a released statement and came with the decision after consulting a lot of people around him including his family members.

The 30 year old Midfielder made his senior debut with Black stars against Lesotho in June 2008 and scored his first national team goal against Congo three years later (2011).

Badu at the time of hanging his National team boots, he had made 78 appearances which had yielded 11 goals to his name.

He did represent Ghana at 4 different African Cup of Nations tournaments (2010, 2012, 2013, 2015).

Badu played at the 2014 FIFA world Cup that was hosted in Brazil after missing the unforgettable 2010 FIFA world Cup were Ghana nearly reached to semi finals due to injury.

Badu scored the last penalty as Ghana U20 National team beat Brazil in the 2009 Under 20 FIFA world Cup in Egypt becoming the first country to do so.

Agyemang Badu is now contracted with the Italian Serie A outfit Hellas Verona.

“All though it has been a while since I’ve been out of the national team , I’m here today to say the nation has been very excellent to me throughout my career with the national and on this day after talking to my family and loved ones, I think it’s time to officially bring my national team career to an end,” Badu said in a statement.

“I tried several times to win an Afcon for the nation after winning the under 20 African cup and World Cup but but we only came closed twice.

“I’m a bit disappointed but I know my colleagues will do that for us in the coming years.

“I’m available if the nation needs me to help in any way. Thank you Ghana and may God bless us all,” the statement concluded.

(statement released by Agyemang Badu Emmanuel)


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