Black Stars midfielder pleads to supporters to rally behind them



Black Stars midfielder, Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu has called on Ghanaian supporters to rally behind them as they take on Rwanda in their last AFCON qualifier that will be staged at the Accra Sports Stadium on Saturday.

The Stars are poised to maintain their unbeaten record against the Amavubi.

There have been ups and downs ahead of the match. The Sports Ministry asked the foreign based players to cater for their airfares because they don’t have enough funds to fly the players back to the country. They again informed the GFA to use locally based players because Ghana have already booked their ticket for the 2017 AFCON coming in Gabon.

But the former Kumasi Asante Kotoko midfielder has pleaded to the country and the supporters to put the wrangling’s going on between FA and the ministry behind them and rally behind the team.

Speaking to Asempa Sports, Badu said, “We are ready for the match. We the players have spoken to ourselves but when all these wrangling’s started, we were a bit disturbed but as the coach said, we are eager to maintain our 100 percent record so we are focus Rwanda and nobody else.

“The truth is that, we were worried about what was going on between the FA and the ministry but we the players have to be patriotic and that was why came because there is always a perception that we play for money and nothing else. We the players have the country at heart regardless of whatever is going on and we want to show our patriotism on the pitch against Rwanda tomorrow.

“We will make sure we maintain our unbeaten record on Saturday but I must say that the local players have also done very well because they have really shown that they ready for the match but I am begging the country and supporters to come and rally behind us because we still need them.” He added.

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