Emmanuel Agyemang Badu has prescribed a solution to our unimpressive run in Africa and says the club must keep a consistent team.
The two-time Champions League winners and five-time first runner ups have failed to reach the final since we last won it in 1983. The closest we came to a continental trophy was in 2002 and 2004, where we were finalists in the CAF Confederation Cup. That was followed by another unimpressive run until we reached the group stage of the Champions League in 2018 for the first time in eleven years.
“From a player’s perspective, I think the biggest problem has been the club’s inability to keep a consistent team. Player attrition is quite too high here. The clubs which are doing well in Africa have players who have been together for a long time.”
“It almost unlikely for the likes of Esperance, Etoile du Sahel, Al Ahly, TP Mazembe and the likes to sell a player who they know is very important to their course.”
Agyemang Badu, who has been one of our key performers since he joined in 2017 does not lose sight of the major contributor to the player attrition rate.
“Everything goes down to money,” continues the utility defender. “Most of us are the breadwinners of our families. We dream to play abroad because of the financial security it brings. But, we will happily stay if our league is resourceful enough.”