World Cup 2018: Ghana would have done better at the tournament - Agyemang Badu

Author: Bernard Neequaye
Agyemang Badu
Ghanaian international, Emmanuel Agyemang Badu, believes the Black Stars would have performed better than some of the countries representing Africa at the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Russia.
Badu, 27, says the Stars would have been a tougher opponent at the global showpiece as compared to some of the continental sides at the tournament.
Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia have all being eliminated from the group stage of the ongoing World Cup after failing to make a significant showing at the mundial.
But the Stars after making three successive appearances between in 2006, 2010 and 2014, the four-time African champions failed to qualify for the tournament having lost the slot to Egypt in the qualifiers.

“I'm very sure that Ghana would've done better than some of the African countries. That's the truth, however, I believe a country like Egypt deserved the qualification to the World Cup also," Badu told Ghanaweb TV.

"This is because they defeated Ghana at home and drew away in the reverse fixture and that means that the team was in great shape.

"Unfortunately, they couldn't get the same form at the world stage. Ghana made some mistakes during the qualifiers and they took advantage of it to qualify," he added.

When asked about the experience of playing at the World Cup, Badu admitted that the competition represents one of the greatest things any footballer would dream of in his career.

"Playing in the World Cup is a plus for any player, his family and career," he said.

"Therefore, watching them on television this year is always difficult but we can't do anything about it now so we just have to stay focused and come back stronger next time," he added.