We shouldn’t worry if Ghana don’t qualify for World Cup – Emmanuel Agyemang Badu

Published on: 28 January 2022

Ghana midfielder Emmanuel Agyemang Badu is not keen about the Black Stars qualification to the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

The West African rivals were paired against each other in the 2022 World Cup play-offs to be played in March.

Ghana will first host the Super Eagles in Accra before the second leg in Nigeria.

The winner of both legs will secure qualification to the World Cup slated for November and December in Qatar.

In an interview, the former Udinese marksman noted the Black Stars has collapsed and has therefore entreated Ghanaians not to worry should the team fail to qualify.

The West Africa powerhouse recorded their worse AFCON tournament and their first exit since 2006 after finishing bottom of Group C behind Morocco, Gabon and Comoros.

The four-time Africa Champions will now have to wait until 2023 in the search of a fifth AFCON title.

“The team has collapsed,” he said.

“We have a lot of individual talents, but we simply don’t have a team.

“Let’s go for a development plan. If we qualify for the World Cup, fine.

“If we don’t, we shouldn’t be worried.

“Let’s build from the scratch and stop comparing the past teams with the current one.

“If we keep relying on the old team, then we have a long way to go.”

Agyemang Badu was a member of the Black Stars squad that reached the finals of both 2010 and 2015 AFCON.