Ghana Midfielder Agyemang-badu Counts On Kumasi Fans To Beat Egypt
Posted On Tuesday, 8th October 2013
Ghana midfielder Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu is counting on the vociferous Kumasi supporters to beat Egypt in next week’s World Cup playoffs first leg tie.
Majority of the Black Stars players have arrived in the country to take on the Pharaohs in a hugely anticipated fixture at the Baba Yara stadium on October 15.
The team will move into full scale training on Tuesday evening in Accra before they depart for Kumasi- venue for the crunch tie later on Wednesday.
And the Udinese ace is confident the massive support that awaits them in the Garden City will see them edge past their North African opponent.
“We just have to map out a strategy to beat on Tuesday. But with the support that we’ll get in Kumasi, I don’t think they can stand us,” Badu told reporters on arrival Monday night.
“They are great players that if they are in the team it would help us. But if they are not there, we just have to make them happy.
“We just have to go out there and make our colleagues who are not here happy.
“We played against them (Egypt) in 2010. Before the AFCON we played against them in a preparatory match. We won 3-0 and I remember I got the first goal with a header.
“Most of their players didn’t play in that game. I think like five or six so I know them a bit. They are very comfortable on the ball, good passers of the ball but we have what it takes to beat them.”
The Ghanaian FA is pushing for the return leg on November 19 to be played on a neutral venue due to the unstable social and political unrest in the North African country.