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Agyemang Badu Call On Asante Kotoko To Beef Up Squad For CAF Champions League Campaign


Ghana international and former Asante Kotoko midfielder Emmanuel Agyemang Badu has called on his former employers to beef up their squad for the next season’s CAF Champions League.

The Porcupines booked their place in next season’s CAF Champions League based on last season’s representation after the 2019/2020 Ghana premier league was declared null and void.

Despite praising the club for their the quality they have at their disposal, the 29-year-old advised the club to beef up the squad because of the competitive nature of the Competition.

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“The Covid-19 has really affected everybody and not only those in Africa so the only thing that they can do to outsmart the Arabs who always win the competition is to have good preparation and get one or two quality players to beef up the squad,” he told Kumasi-based Wontumi Radio.

“The team is not that bad, we have the qualities but I think they should beef up if they want to go to Africa and do well. I heard many saying the players are rusty since they’ve not been active for some time so they shouldn’t go to Africa this season but its a no for me, I totally disagree with them”

Meanwhile, the life patron of Asante Kotoko, the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has currently banned the club from buying any more players for the next one whole season.

Badu joined Asante Kotoko on a loan deal from Berekum Chelsea during the 2007/08 season, scoring 2 goals in 18 games.
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The 29-year-old played a part in the club’s league triumph that season before departing for Spanish side Recreativo Huelva in 2009.

Badu is currently on loan at Italian side Hellas Verona. He joined the club on a loan deal from Udinese last summer.

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