‘Qualification to major competitions may become problematic’ – Agyemang Badu on current state of Ghana football


Former Ghana’s Black Stars player Emmanuel Agyemang Badu says qualification for major tournaments may soon become problematic for the country.

According to him, Ghana Football has taken a nosedive and if care is not taken Ghana would struggle than now both at the youth and senior level of of international football.

Badu, who played at the 2010 CAF Africa Cup of Nations tournament where Ghana placed second after losing to Egypt thinks the country’s Football is sinking.

“Ghana football is in a dangerous times. If care isn’t taken, in a couple of years,
Qualification to major competitions may become problematic.”

“When I talk, I don’t get anything from it, But I’m talking because the sports that gave me something, Is about to die and I can’t just look on.”

“How can we be so over – reliant on IMF (foreign – born and foreign – based) Players at youth level? If local legeaue can’t produce players for our youth football, then we’re in serious trouble” , he told Joy Sports.

He also played at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations finals when Ghana was beaten on penalties by their immediate neighbours, La Côte d’Ivoire.

He was part of the 2010 Black Stars team that reached the quarter-final of the FIFA World Cup tournament in South Africa and was the lad who scored the final penalty kick to win the 2009 FIFA U-20 World for the first and only time for an African country.

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