Udinese loanee and Ghana midfielder Emmanuel Agyemang Badu has received bashing in the media for a recent social media post.
But the midfielder has denied the reports, claiming he has not turned his back against Coach Kwasi Appiah
Badu’s posted with the caption ‘You can’t retire the King’ has been deemed intentional and aimed at Coach James Kwesi Appiah after he was snubbed for the Black Stars’ upcoming 2018 World Cup qualifying double header against Congo.
It is the second time Badu has been overlooked by Coach Appiah since the latter’s comeback to the national team.
But in an exclusive interview with 3news.com, Agyemang-Badu, who currently plies his trade with Turkish Super Lig side Bursaspor, refuted the spin the media has put on his post.
“I was surprised when I heard it the first time because we played on Saturday and had a free day so I stayed at Istanbul to relax.
“I took the picture and I was joking with one of my friends who we are used to playing like that. Even if you go under the picture you will see he posted a comment.
“We have a very crucial double header qualifiers ahead of us to concentrate and pray hard Egypt can slip then we can put fire on them.”
He appealed to journalists to desist from making inferences from post, insisting that he has much respect for his coach.
“These so-called journalists writing some stuff about me saying I’ve said something about the head coach of the national team or the Black Stars is not true.
“I know what the national team has done for me and I know what I have gained from it. I’m begging them, they should stop doing those things. It is not important. I don’t want them to create any tension between me and the man because he has been good to me. He has really helped me and been advising me a lot and I don’t hold anything against anyone.”
Agyeman-Badu was part of Kwesi Appiah’s team that placed 4th at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations and his 2014 FIFA World Cup side in Brazil.
By Nana Akua Amankwaa|TV3|3news.com|Ghana