By Patrick Akoto
Ghana midfielder Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu was left thrilled after his spectacular goal earned Udinese a vital point at Hellas Verona on Saturday.
The Ghanaian super star hogged the headlines with his powerful strike on the stroke of full time which handed Â the Fruili side the precious points at the Stadio Marcâ€™Antonio Bentegodi.
The 24-year-old climbed off the bench to score a fabulous volley to help the side salvage a point.
The powerful Ghanaian midfielder, who is destined to play for the Black Stars in the World Cup in Brazil, was delighted with his effort.
"The coach put me on the field again because I had a pain in my calf," Badu said
"He told me to be ready because I would get into the race. I'm happy for the goals, I dedicate it to Danilo for his birthday.
"I have not scored for three years and this year I feel great physically and I want to continue to improve.
"We must at least take a point from Â Sampdoria in our Â last game.
"Scoring is important for me and for the team. I think to train and grow. Now I think at Sampdoria and then we Â go to the World, to do well in a very difficult group. "
Badu has scored 5 goals in 27 appearances for the Little Zebras, which is a real boost to Ghana ahead of the 2014 World Cup where he is expected to feature prominently.