Sports Information of Tuesday, 18 June 2019
Ghana intercontinental and 2009 Fifa U-20 World Cup winner Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu has backed new Black Stars captain Andre Ayew to lead the crew to glory at the approaching Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.
Ten decades following captaining the U-20s to Globe Cup success in Egypt, Ayew is set to direct an additional batch of gamers, this time all over the senior staff, to the North African nation.
Udinese midfielder Badu, who played at 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2017 Afcons, is commonly remembered for changing the successful penalty as Ghana defeat Brazil in a shootout to clinch the U-20 World Cup.
Badu, even though, will not be making the trip with the Fenerbahce attacker right after becoming snubbed by Ghana mentor James Kwesi Appiah for the June 21-July 19 championship.
“I never want to evaluate the Underneath-20 Environment Cup to the [Afcon of the] senior nationwide team the Black Stars since the variance is very enormous,” Badu explained to Starr Sports activities.
“We [U-20 team] performed in opposition to European and South Us citizens but this time close to you have the Sadio Mane’s, Mohammed Salah and co. so it’s a very distinctive point at that amount.
“But as I explained, he [Ayew] is a fantastic leader and I have regarded him from when we were each youthful.
“From all indications, it [Afcon] will be challenging but he [Ayew] will need to have the substantial assist of his colleagues to thrive.”
Ayew was named new captain of the Black Stars final thirty day period, replacing veteran striker Asamoah Gyan.
At the Afcon finals, the 4-time champions will facial area defending champions Cameroon, Benin and Guinea-Bissau in Group F.