Ghanaian midfielder, Emmanuel Agyemang Badu, has retired from the national team, a statement from the player has stated.
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.
“All though it has been a while since I’ve been out of the national team , I’m here today to say the nation has been very excellent to me throughout my career with the national and on this day after talking to my family and loved ones, I think it’s time to officially bring my national team career to an end,” Badu said in a statement.
“I tried several times to win an Afcon for the nation after winning the under 20 African cup and World Cup but but we only came closed twice.
“I’m a bit disappointed but I know my colleagues will do that for us in the coming years.
“I’m available if the nation needs me to help in any way. Thank you Ghana and may God bless us all,” the statement concluded.