Agyemang Badu says he expects to score goals at the Afcon, pays tribute to Wakaso

The Udinese midfielder after fetching a goal in Ghana's 3-0 win over Egypt is hoping to repeat more of such feats at the 2013 Afcon

Ghana midfielder Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu says he is expecting to find his name on the score sheets at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.

The Udinese midfielder is one of Ghana’s key players as the Black Stars attempt to end the 31-year-old trophy drought.

Badu, 22, is envisaging a tournament that will see him score some goals for Ghana.

“At the 2012 Afcon, against Tunisia, I had some goal scoring opportunities through headers but it didn’t enter.

“I have been training to perfect it and I hope this is the time that I will be scoring goals with my head,” the former Kumasi Asante Kotoko midfielder told reporters in Abu Dhabi.

Badu scored Ghana’s first goal in the 3-0 win over Egypt in an Afcon preparatory match in Abu Dhabi on Thursday.

He connected a Mubarak Wakaso cross with a header to open the deadlock.

Badu quickly gave credit to Espanyol’s Wakaso for the role he played in the build-up to the goal.

“I give thanks to Wakaso for giving a good cross, it was fantastic.”