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Soccer News of Tuesday, 13 October 2015


Agyemang Badu promises fireworks against Canada

Emmanuel Agyemang Badu Emmanuel Agyemang Badu

Stand-gap Ghana captain, Emmanuel Agyemang Badu is fired up to lead the national team to a resounding victory over Canada in their international friendly in Washington DC, USA later this evening.

Badu will lead the Black Stars into battle in the absence of both captain Asamoah Gyan and deputy, Dede Ayew in addition to other several withdrawals from Coach Avram Grant's team due to injury and visa refusals but the Italy based midfielder is unfazed.

The in-form Udinese told Sunday night's pre-match press conference that he and his teammates in camp are up to challenge of making Ghanaians all over the world happy and is promising a good performance by the Black Stars against the North Americans.

"Because of visa problems and injuries we lost our captain Asamoah Gyan who is not coming. Dede Ayew is not coming too but we have equally good players who are in camp and we are training so hard," Agyemang Badu explained.

"We want to do something for the nation and for the great people in America so we are poised for action on Tuesday.We came three days ago and there are no injuries in camp,” Badu said.

He added the pledge: "We want to beat Canada to make everybody proud and take that form into our World Cup qualifiers.”

The friendly match will kick off at 7:00pm local time (11:00pm GMT).