- Ghana's 2014 World Cup squad member Emmanuel Agyemang Badu has promised to shave his hair based on the country's performance
- The Black Stars have been drawn in a particularly challenging Group H alongside Portugal, South Korea and Uruguay
- Ghana head to the World Cup after having beaten Switzerland in their final friendly encounter ahead of the tournament
Former Ghana midfielder Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu has pledged to shave his hair if the Black Stars fail to qualify from Group H at the World Cup.
The four-time African champions have been drawn with 2016 European champions Portugal, Asian giants South Korea and inaugural World Cup winners Uruguay.
Ghana head to the tournament as the lowest ranked nation, but Agyemang-Badu remains optimistic of the Black Stars' chances.
Agyemang-Badu was a member of Ghana's World Cup squad at the 2014 tournament in Brazil.
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“Gradually, we are doing well with set pieces. We are not up there yet... We have a good bench. I’m not too sure that this team will go down that they cannot qualify from the group. If it doesn’t happen, I will shave all my hair,” he said on Tv3 as quoted by 3news.com.
Agyemang-Badu said he would bet everything that the Black Stars would advance from their group in Qatar, adding that he was highly optimistic about Ghana at the imminent World Cup.
These days, the 32-year-old plays in the Ghana Premier League with Accra Great Olympics.
Ghana beat Switzerland in friendly
Earlier, Sports Brief reported that defender Mohammed Salisu and forward Antoine Semenyo scored their first goals for the Black Stars, as Ghana beat Switzerland in their final friendly ahead of the World Cup.
Salisu's second half lofting header, and Semenyo's powerful strike, ensured the Black Stars leave for Qatar with their confidence boosted.
Switzerland started off well. Ruben Vargas almost scored early in the first half, after meeting a cross from Breel Embolo on the right.
Salis makes Black Stars debut
Sports Brief also reported on Salis Abdul Samed impressing in his debut for the Black Stars of Ghana, during the international friendly against Switzerland.
Samed, who plies his trade for French club RC Lens, started for the team ahead of their departure for Qatar on November 18.
The team takes on Portugal in their opening group stage match on November 24, and will aim to stop Cristiano Ronaldo's team in their title charge.