Agyemang Badu : Ghana U20 FIFA World Cup hero Emmanuel Agyemang Badu starts his Ghana Premier League match of the 2022/23 season.
Agyemang Badu is in the Great Olympics starting formation against Bechem United.
20 minutes have been played and no goals have been scored.
The former Berekum Arsenal and Asante Kotoko midfielder left the country for the first time in January 2010 to sign for Italian Serie A side Udinese.
After spending twelve years abroad , the powerful midfielder known for long range goals , is back in the Ghana Premier League.
He scored the decisive penalty-kick as Ghana defeated Brazil on penalties to win the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Egypt.
Agyemang Badu at Verona :
On 13 July 2019, Badu signed to Hellas Verona on loan with an obligation to buy. He was hospitalised in August with blood clots on his lungs but was cleared to play in December 2019. He featured in 10 matches on loan at the club.
After the 2019–20 season Hellas Verona activated their obligation to sign him on a two-year deal from Udinese after playing for the Udine-based club for 10 years and playing in 193 matches in all competitions, scoring 10 times and making 11 assists.
He was not included in Verona’s 2020–21 Serie A squad. On 2 January 2021, he announced that he terminated his Verona contract and retired from playing.
Great Olympics :
In July 2022, 13 years after playing in the Ghana Premier League, Badu made a return to the league and signed for Nungua-based club Accra Great Olympics as a free agent.
He signed a one-year deal with the club ahead of the 2022–23 season. He made his debut on 17 August 2022 against Bechem United, in a 5–4 penalties loss after a goalless draw in regulation time in the 2022 GHALCA G6.
He played in all matches as Olympics went on to win the GHALCA G6 at the end of the tournament after defeating Bechem United by 2–0 in the final.
On 9 September 2022, a day to the commencement of the league, he was officially unveiled by the club.
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