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Badu – “We are ready for Zambia”
Ghana midfielder Emmanuel Agyemang Badu is upbeat about their chances against Zambia in their Group D 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier on Friday in Kumasi.
The Udinese player tells Cafonline.com they are looking forward to the game with their focus on the maximum points to reach the final round of the qualifiers. Below are details of his interview with Cafonline.com ahead of the game;
Cafonline.com: What’s your take on Friday’s game with Zambia?
Emmanuel Agyemang Badu: It is a crucial game and a key one as such, as far as our ambitions of qualifying to the 2014 FIFA World Cup is concerned. We will approach the game with all the seriousness it deserves. We are ready for Zambia.
Cafonline.com: Ghana needs just a draw to qualify. Do you see it as a done deal?
Emmanuel Agyemang Badu: It will be a difficult game despite the fact that we need just a point to go through. The Zambians are a strong side but we are focused on the game. We are relaxed and we will do our talking on the pitch.
Cafonline.com: How special is this game to you and your colleagues?
Emmanuel Agyemang Badu: It’s an important game for us. Our World Cup dreams rests heavily on the outcome of this game and we have to win to remain on course. Playing at the World Cup is a dream for every footballer and we are keen on it.
Cafonline.com: What do you make of the return of Andre Ayew, Michael Essien and Kevin-prince Boateng for this crucial game?
Emmanuel Agyemang Badu: It’s a positive sign for us. They are world-class players and will be the envy of every team. Their presence will make the team stronger and also gives us more options especially in midfield.
Cafonline.com: Are you under some form of pressure playing in Kumasi coupled with the weight of expectations?
Emmanuel Agyemang Badu: Not at all. Kumasi has been our home since the beginning of the qualifiers and we are grateful for the support anytime the team plays there. The fans there are great and we expect them to cheer us on to climax our qualification to the next stage in grand style. With the support of the fans, I’m positive we will snatch the three points at the expense of the Zambians.
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