Former Ghana midfielder, Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu, beleives Black Stars will improve before the start of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cote d’Ivoire.
The senior national team has come under scrutiny following their recent poor performance.
Despite the current challenges faced by the national team, Agyemang-Badu believes there is ample time for improvement and that the team can still become a formidable force in the tournament.
He noted that the Ghana Football Association, supporters, and the players themselves, are dissatisfied with the team’s current performance but beleives issues affecting the team will be addressed before the start of the tournament.
“The team is not where we want it to be. I know the FA is not happy about what is going on, maybe the government is not happy, we the gallant supporters are not happy and my colleagues, the players, are also not happy,” he told Graphic Sports.
“Things have been up and down but trust me, things will change. It is better that it happened quite early before the AFCON, so let’s see how we approach the November World Cup qualifiers and the kind of squad the coach will name,” said Agyemang-Badu who featured for Ghana in 2010, 2012, and 2013, 2015 and 2017 AFCONs.
Ghana have been housed in Group B alongside Egypt, Cape Verde and Mozambique.
The West African country who are four-time champions will hope to win the tournament to end its 41-year AFCON trophy drought.
The Black Stars last won the AFCON in 1982 in Lybia.