Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu, the stand-in captain of Ghana's national football team, Black Stars has promised that the team would end the title drought by bringing home the AFCON title this year.
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Agyemang-Badu, who was standing in the absence of Asamoah Gyan and Andre Ayew, noted that the team was poised to make Ghana's president-elect, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo proud.
The Udinese star spoke on behalf on his teammates after meeting with a two-man delegation from the incoming president.
"We want to congratulate the president-elect for the wonderful job he has done throughout the year and being elected next president of the the republic of Ghana," he said.
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"Secondly, the team is poised for action when the tournament starts on the 14th of January. We started our training three days ago and so far there's no injury in camp, everything is going on well.
"We are leaving here tomorrow to Dubai as president (Kwesi Nyantakyi) said to continue our intense training programmes.
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"With the quality in camp, the cohesion and team spirit, I think Nana will be proud of us by the time the tournament ends.'"