Ghanaian midfielder, Emmanuel Agyemang Badu, has called it a quit from all international related football.
This announcement means, he is unable to play for the Black Stars but will continue to play for his current club Hallas Verona and any other club of his choice.
Badu, 30, made his Black Stars debut in 2008 and went on to represent the country 78 more times, scoring 11 goals in the process. The former Udinese midfielder, who currently plays club football for Italian Serie A side, Chievo Verona last played for the national team in AFCON 2017.
He won the FIFA U-20 world cup in 2009 with the Black Satellites and played at the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Badu represented Ghana at 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2015 Africa Cup of Nations tournaments.
The statement from Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu reads…
“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,”
“I tried several times to win an Afcon for the nation after winning the under 20 African cup and World Cup 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.
Thank you Ghana ?? ❤️?? pic.twitter.com/iR8BjYDatg
— Agyemang-Badu (@Badu_Agyemang) December 31, 2020