Badu to captain Black Stars for Rwanda clash

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Black Stars Udinese ace Emmanuel Agyemang Badu

Udinese ace Emmanuel Agyemang Badu will be hand the armband when Ghana play Rwanda on Saturday in Accra in the final 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.

The midfielder is the next in the Black Stars leadership hierarchy in the absence of substantive captain Asamoah Gyan and his deputy Andre Ayew.

Badu has played at every Nations Cup finals since debuting in Angola 2010 where a young Black Stars squad won silver- conceding late to Egypt in the final.

He recently penned a new four-year contract which will see him stay with Udinese until 2020.

Meanwhile, Black Stars of Ghana will hold their final training session today at the Accra Sports Stadium.

The training session which was expected to take place this morning at 10:00 am has been rescheduled since the Rwandese are yet to arrive.

The Amavubi were expected in the country on Thursday evening to hold their mandatory training session at the stadium at 16:00 GMT but a change in arrangement has indicated that they will arrive this afternoon.

The Black Stars who will be without Captain Asamoah Gyan and deputy skipper Andre Dede Ayew will play the Amavubi on Saturday at the Accra Sports Stadium in the final group clash.

Ghana has already qualified for the 2017 Afcon which makes the game just a preparatory exercise since Rwanda has missed out of qualification regardless of the outcome of this game.

Ghana will be using this game and the friendly against Russia on Tuesday to prepare for the 2018 World Cup qualifiers which begin next month.

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