Black Stars must focus to avoid Niger upset - Badu
By Patrick Akoto
Ghana’s exciting midfielder Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu says they will keep their focus to ensure they beat Niger and avoid an embarrassing upset.
The Black Stars have jumped to the summit of group B after a hard-fought 1-0 win over Mali on Thursday at the Nelson Mandela Bay stadium in Port Elizabeth.
Espanyol ace Mubarak Wakaso scored from the spot-kick in the 38th minute after the lively Agyemang-Badu was adjudged to have been fouled in the box by defender Adama Tamboura.
Although the result is regarded as a formality to some, the Udinese star wants his colleagues to keep their minds on the task at hand and secure an expected win over the Menas on Monday.
“We are done with Mali and therefore the concentration should be on Niger,” Badu said
“Our focus is on the game against Niger and we’ll see what will happen.”
Badu was voted the man of the match for the second time running after another standout performance against the Eagles.