Ghana’s Agyemang Badu adjudged Italy-based Footballer of the Year
Midfielder Emmanuel Agyemang Badu has been adjudged the best Ghanaian footballer in Italy.
The Udinese player beat club mate Kwadwo Asamoah and Afriyie Acquah of Palermo as well as the AC Milan prodigy, Kingsley Boateng to scoop the award for the best Ghanaian player in Italy.
The award, the first of its kind was organised by Divino Organisation, an Italy-based Ghanaian firm in collaboration with the Council of Ghanaian Nationals Association in Italy.
The event to recognise Ghanaian achievers in Italy in all aspects of life was held last Saturday in the Italian city of Brescia.
The midfielder has been in superb form for Club and country this year including playing a pivotal role in the Black Stars qualification for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations to be hosted in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.
An elated Agyemang Badu told GNA Sports from his base that he is happy his performance has been recognised and rewarded.
“I feel proud that my commitments at my Club and the national team has not gone unnoticed.”
The midfielder rose to local fame after scoring the decisive penalty that won the Black Satellites the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Egypt in 2009.