Former Black Stars midfielder, Emmanuel Agyemang Badu has commended Confederation of African Football (CAF) for organizing CHAN tournament for local-based players.
The Ghanaian midfielder played at the first edition of the competition with the Local Black Starts (Black Galaxies) in Ivory Coast in the year 2009.
Agyemang Badu, 31, was named among a star-studded list which includes past winners of the CHAN tournament for the upcoming edition’s final draw in Algiers on Saturday.
Speaking at the event the Ghanaian legend said, “Am really excited to be here. I’m a beneficiary of this CHAN tournament and the first edition in Ivory Coast. I want to commend CAF for putting up such a great tournament for the local players to showcase their talents to the world so am excited.”
Badu played for various Ghanaian clubs early in his career before being transferred to Europe.
He played over 70 matches for the Black Stars and played in five Africa Cup of Nations and the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
He participated in the first edition of the CHAN in Côte d’Ivoire in 2009 where they were runners up.
Currently, the former Udinese Calcio star has returned home to play for Great Olympics FC.