Agyemang-Badu confirmed as captain for Canada friendly

Emmanuel Agyeman Badu

Emmanuel Agyeman Badu

UDINESE star Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu has been confirmed as the captain for the Black Stars in tomorrow’s international friendly with Canada in Washington, GHANAsoccernet.com had revealed.

The ball-battling midfielder returns to the squad after missing September’s 1-0 win over Rwanda in the 2017 AFCON qualifier and has been handed the armband due to the unavailability of substantive captain Asamoah Gyan and vice Andre Ayew who are both missing the game with injuries.

GHANAsoccernet.com revealed on Saturday morning the midfielder will be leading the Ghana side into the friendly and coach Avram Grant has confirmed.

Badu, who turns 25 in December, has worn the armband in the absence of Gyan and Ayew and will lead the charges in the friendly after demonstrating leadership qualities in the team.

He made his debut for the Black Stars in June 2008 in a game against Lesotho and has gone ahead to make 62 appearances, scoring 10 goals on the road.

His goal for Ghana against Guinea at the 2012 AFCON was nominated for FIFA’s Puskas Best Goal of the Year which Colombian Radamel Falcao won.

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