The 30-year-old said he once bought 20 acres of land and invested in cassava, ginger, maize and other food crops.
Agyemang-Badu narrates how he lost farming investment after putting caretaker in charge
Ex-Ghana midfielder Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu has opened up on how he lost an investment he made in agriculture some years ago.
However, he said, the investment went down the drain after he left everything in the hands of a caretaker.
For this reason, Agyemang-Badu said he wouldn’t advise anyone to go into farming if he or she isn’t around to monitor everything.
“I had wanted to go into agriculture, farming [after retirement]. I tried but it didn’t go well so I stopped,” he told Sammy Kay in an interview.
“With farming, you need to be there to be monitoring. If you leave it in the hands of people, it won’t go well. I wasn’t living in Ghana and anytime I returned, all they gave me was excuses.
“It was like I was just wasting money, so I stopped. I invested in cassava, maize and ginger on over 20 acres of land.”
In January, Agyemang-Badu officially announced his retirement from the Ghana national team after over a decade of playing for the Black Stars.
The 30-year-old has endured a frustrating last 24 months, which saw him sidelined for over six months after being diagnosed with blood clots in his lungs.
However, the former Udinese and Bursaspor midfielder has returned to full fitness and is currently working towards finding a new club.
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