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Badu: Black Stars will be big losers if we fail to qualify for World Cup

Published on: 09 October 2013

Ghana midfielder Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu says the Black Stars stand to lose more if they fail to qualify for the 2014 World Cup.

Ghana will be hosting Egypt in the first leg of the playoff tie on October 15 in Kumasi.

The Black Stars must beat the seven-time African Champions over two legs to make a third successive appearance at the World Cup next year in Brazil.

The team will be under immense pressure to produce a massive result in the first leg match next Tuesday to ensure the return encounter is reduced to a mere formality.

Agyemang-Badu believes the team is motivated beyond measure to account for the Pharaohs with the immense reaping benefits of qualification serving as the overriding motivation.

"The game is on our hearts even more than all Ghanaians because we stand to gain a lot more if we progress," the Udinese midfielder told Metro FM.

"So it is for us to maintain our high concentration in order to get the all-important victory."


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  • mikron says:
    October 11, 2013 03:37 pm
    @ askantwi on the contrary nobody will miss gayna because they will not be there. that is a fact. egypt will be there, mark my words. egypt 2- ghana 1. ghanaians never liked Nigerians, always jealous, we nigerians on the other hand see ur team as shit. under achievers. by the time the egyptians finish with u guys u will know the difference between i was there and i shall be there. naija for life. african champs
  • kuukuphilly says:
    October 09, 2013 07:04 pm
    Good talking buddy
  • askantwi says:
    October 09, 2013 07:12 pm
    May the best team win. Ghana definitely has the best team. So we must win. Africa without Ghana in Brazil would be a disgrace. Africa needs to have a good and reflective representation. That can only be achieve if and only if Ghana makes it. And that is a fact.
  • Anokwale says:
    October 09, 2013 08:43 pm
    I personally believe that if they avoid silly mistakes they will win one and draw one in this playoff. If Wakasso starts and plays a great game, I think that we could actually close this thing out in the first leg but that is a big what if. As usual, with the Black Stars we never quite know which version is going to show up. Let the guys shoot as much as possible.
  • ajax says:
    October 10, 2013 07:27 am
    @ askantwi...close ur mad mouth.. do u mean gayna are better than egypt on world. mtcheeew monkeyed face day dreamer