Former Ghanaian midfielder Emmanuel Agyemang Badu has named former Barcelona and Ivorian midfield dynamo, Yaya Toure as the toughest and the best midfielder he’s ever faced on the field of play.
Speaking on Angel FM’s floodlight sports with award winning journalist Saddick Adams, the 2009 U20 world cup winner revealed that the Ivorian was too good when they came up against them in the 2010 AFCON held in South Africa.
“Yaya Toure. He was too good for us during 2010 Afcon. We just couldn’t contain him. He and Zokora made us look like small boys. When he had the ball, we couldn’t dispossess him. When we had, he takes it easily” , he told Angel FM.
The former Asante Kotoko and Udinese man recently called a time on his international career weeks ago after 13 years with the Black stars.
Badu, 30, made his Black Stars debut in 2008 and went on to represent the country 78 more times, scoring 11 goals in the process.
The former Udinese midfielder, who currently plays club football for Italian Serie A side, Hellas Verona last played for the national team in AFCON 2017.
He won the FIFA U-20 world cup in 2009 with the Black Satellites and played at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Badu represented Ghana at the 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2015 Africa Cup of Nations tournaments.
By Obed Asafo