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Turkish Super Lig is one of the best in the world, says Badu

14:34 BST 14/08/2017
Emmanuel Badu Bursaspor
The midfielder tasted defeat on his Turkish Super Lig bow with the Green Crocodiles but says he arrived in the country to challenge himself

Ghana midfielder Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu says the Turkish Super Lig is very competitive, two weeks after joining Bursaspor.

The 26-year-old signed a season-long loan deal from Udinese, ending a seven-year stay at the Serie A outfit following his move from Ghanaian club Berekum Arsenal in 2010.

Badu made his debut on Friday when Bursaspor lost 1-0 to Istanbul Basaksehir, who featured former Ghana U20 star Joseph Attamah Laweh and Togo captain Emmanuel Adebayor.

The former Asante Kotoko box-to-box midfielder lasted the entire duration.

“Life is all about challenges and as a man you need to challenge yourself in life. That is why when the Bursaspor offer came, I didn’t hesitate to go for it,” Badu told Happy FM.

“I never knew the Turkish Super Lig was very competitive until I arrived here few days ago. There are a lot of quality players coming from several corners in the world and they are playing for different clubs in Turkey. So in terms of quality, I can say it’s one of the best in the world,” he added.

Badu was on verge of joining English Championship side Birmingham City but opted for Bursaspor.