Hellas Verona midfielder, Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu, has made a decision to retire from the Black Stars official. Former Ghana U-20 world cup winner Emmanuel Agyemang Badu has announced his retirement from international football, Ghanasportspage.com can confirm.
The hardworking midfielder has been out from the male senior National team the Black Stars for five years now.
The former Udinese starman made 70 appearances for the Black Stars with 9 goals and 1 assist.
His maiden match for the Black Stars was against Lesotho in 2009 the same year his historic penalty kick against Brazil won the nation’s U-20 gold medal.
Badu will be remembered for his loyalty and love for Ghana.
He played for Berekum Arsenal and Asante Kotoko before leaving for Europe to seek greener pastures.
The 30-year-old FIFA U-20 World Cup winner in 2009 has been a missing figure in the Black Stars for at least the last five years. He said playing for the national team is not a priority for him so he has finally ended his football career for the senior National team Black Stars of Ghana. Badu played 70 games for Ghana and he was part of the U-20 who won the cup in 2009.
In 2010, Badu was selected for his first Africa Cup of Nations as the Black Stars finished runners-up to Egypt. He appeared in the 2012 and 2013 editions of the tournament, with the team twice recording fourth-placed finishes.
The former Udinese star was a member of the Black Stars team that played in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil when he missed the previous edition because of injury.