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2026 World Cup: We Can Qualify If We Do Things Right – Agyemang Badu



Former Black Stars midfielder Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu has expressed optimism in the Black Stars’ ability to qualify for the 2026 World Cup scheduled to be staged in America, Mexico and Canada.
However, he has also warned against players of the team being complacent and emphasised the relevance of discipline within the team.
After analysing the World Cup qualifying draw, Agyemang-Badu has stated that he believes that Ghana’s qualification group, which also has top-rated African countries like Mali, Madagascar, Central African Republic, Comoros, and Chad, is manageable.
However, the former Black Stars player cautions that the group presents conspicuous challenges that should not be underated.
The salient Ghanaian winger, who made appearances for Ghana in two different World Cup tournaments and was part of the U-20 World Cupwinning team in 2009, said in a recent interview on Akoma FM that Ghana’s World Cup Group is manageable on paper but tricky and treacherous in reality.
According to Agyemang Badu, the team and Ghanaians need to accept that Ghana has struggled against all the teams in the group apart from Chad.
He went on to say that the current manager of the team, Coach Chris Hughton, must create competition in the team to eliminate any complacency.
Agyemang Badu also stated that Chris Houghton must establish utmost discipline in the team and not tolerate any egoistic behaviours and with this, he is sure the team can qualify provided they do the right thing.

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