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Winning 2013 Nations Cup will not be easy - Agyemang-Badu

Winning 2013 Nations Cup will not be easy - Agyemang-Badu

Ghana midfielder Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu

Ghana midfielder Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu says winning the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations will be extremely difficult.

The Black Stars will be hoping to win its first African title in 31-years by the time the tournament kicks off early next year in South Africa.

Ghana must however first sail through Group B which has Mali, Niger and DR Congo as members.

And the Udinese player reckons it will be a tough bumpy ride en route to Nations Cup success in South Africa.

“I think it is too soon to say we are going to win the Nations Cup,” he said.

“I know Ghanaians want the trophy but winning the African cup will not be easy.

“We as players will do our best to win it but it will be very difficult.”

Ghana will open its Nations Cup account a day after the competition officially starts against DR Congo on January 20.

The Black Stars will then engage Mali four days later before wrapping up its group campaign against Niger.

Source: MTNFootball.com

READERS COMMENTS

  1. Timex says:

    The AFCON is no easy feat….well said Badu!

  2. GH FUO, THINK BIG!!! says:

    DIFFICULT BUT NOT IMPOSSIBLE. FEAR IS AN ILLUSION!
    KEYS TO VICTORY!

    KEYS TO WIN AFCON!
    IF THIS SQUAD WANTS TO WIN. DO THIS.
    LIFT METAL. INCORPORATE WEIGHT LIFTING INTO YOUR TRAINING REGIMENT.
    PRACTICE AT NIGHTIME. CORNER KICKS, PENALTIES, FREE KICKS
    ADOPT THE 532 FORMATION. PLAY BREAK AND PASS SOCCER. 2/3 TOUCHES. TRIANGLE STYLE ATTACK!
    HANG A PICTURE OF THE 1982 SQUAD THAT WON THE TROPHY IN YOUR HOTEL ROOMS. IF U SEE THE PIC LONG ENUFF, U WILL BELIEVE U CAN WIN THE TROPHY.
    THE BOYS HVE TO PLAY WITH SUPREME CONFIDENCE LIKE SUPERMAN N TRUST EACH OTHER. FEAR IS AN ILLUSION….
    DO THIS AND VICTORY WILL BE OURS!

  3. Timex says:

    You know what…i think u should be the next BS Coach,i like your strategies.

    • GH FUO, THINK BIG!!! says:

      WHY WOULD U ASK AGYEMAN BADU SUCH A QUESTION AND BE SUPRISED AT HIS RESPONSE? LOOK AT THE SUBPAR RESULTS HIS CLUBS HAS PRODUCED THIS SEASON? THE GUY HIMSELF IS NOT FULLY CONFIDENT IN HIS ABILITIES, NOR IS HE CONFIDENT IN THE TEAM’S CHANCES OF WINNING THE AFCON TROPHY. SO IM NOT SUPRISED WITH HIS TACITURN, IM NOT SURE DEMEANOR…POSE THIS QUESTION TO GYAN, KWARASAY, DEDE, KWADWO ASAMOAH AND U WILL GET A TOTALLY DIFFERNT RESPONSE…

  4. Fiifi says:

    Our players should BAN from their subconscious mind the thought that foreign coaches are better than our local coaches!You see from the body-language of most of our players that they feel they have been having superior training abroad and that what our local coaches try to do with them is not up to date. The players tend to go “wild” and play without system whenever they get into critical situations! Instead of maintaining cool heads and playing systematically to overturn the situation they panic and play “wo kyen di”( everyone for himself and God for us all!)! If by chance they escape, then they are the greatest , however if they don’t escape they start biting one another(see “juju-talk” after AFCON 2012)! It is always very important for the technical team to also undergo regular refresher courses etc to enhance their abilities it is not enough watching matches on TV. If the coach is “up-to-date” the players listen more to him and follow his instructions! You notice that our U-.. teams and players are good and win trophies and medals till they reach the A Teams why ?? At the U-.. levels they learn new “things” and systematic football-playing to beef up their talents! When they get to the senior level, they learn nothing new unless they go abroad where the standard of training is at a higher and different level. When they are called in the BS , that is where the “troubles” start! In short what I’m trying to put across is this, THE GFA SHOULD START ORGANIZING REGULAR REFRESHER COURSES FOR OUR(GFA) COACHES TO KEEP THEM ABREST WITH THE UP TO DATE DEVELOPMENTS AND METHODS.OUR (GFA) COACHES SHOULD ALSO ASK FOR SUCH PROGRAMS , JUST COLLECTING PAY AND BONUSES IS NOT ENOUGH; EARN THEM PROPERLY!!!

  5. Robeen says:

    Where is the psychologist GFA boasted of employing? We need professionals around these guys to psych them up. Old players like Stephen Appiah can easily do this job.

  6. Fu-Chu says:

    This kid is wise. Ghana is an underdog in my opinion!