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Agyemang Badu set sights on becoming Udinese scout in Africa

Agyemang Badu Ghana Agyemang Badu called time on his international career last week

Mon, 4 Jan 2021 Source: ghanasoccernet.com

Former Ghana midfielder Emmanuel Agyemang Badu says he’d love to be a scout for Udinese in Africa.

Badu called time in his on his international career last week after failing to earn a call-up into the Ghana national team for the past three years.

The 30-year-old barely played over the past year, having been hospitalised last summer with a pulmonary embolism – blood clot in his lungs.

However, the former FIFA U-20 winner says he won’t necessarily play on for long and is already considering his post-retirement options.

“Coaching is an option but I would love to be a scout for a club. If I can be a scout for Udinese in Africa, it will be very wonderful,” he told Joy FM.

“I have a good relationship with the Udinese so I can speak to them and see how it goes. I know a lot of coaches in a lot of clubs.”

“Coaching is my second option. I am not ready to be a CEO of a club because I don’t have experience in that level.”

Badu scored the winning sudden death penalty on 16 October 2009 in the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup Final against Brazil. The penalty made Ghana the first African nation to win the FIFA U-20 World Cup.

Source: ghanasoccernet.com