Berekum Chelsea forward Sadick Adams looks back at the poor management which resulted in him missing out on a career changing move to Atletico Madrid.
Adams made a name for himself in the Fifa U-17 World Cup in Korea with four goals in the tournament a decade ago. However he already had a pre-contract with Etoile du Sahel at the time.
“The pre contract with Etoile was signed right after the U17 African cup in Togo even before Ashgold were in champions league and I even played some league matches till the World Cup in Korea,” Adams told Football Made in Ghana.
“But like I always say, as a young player I was not guided well and I was even told I am under age so the contract will not be valid until I turn 18…that time I was guided and managed by my club (Ashgold) not an agent until a licensed agent came into the picture after the World Cup.”
”I was under age and I couldn’t sign a professional contract so I was allowed to sign any club of my choice with the likes of my father moving in with me anywhere I choose to go, but I didn’t know my father was already in Tunisia while I was in Korea for the World Cup, so everything was done without my knowledge. I found out all this when the case went to FIFA,” Adams explained.
Even though he played for Atletico Madrid’s youth side, he was then banned by Fifa and unable to move on to the La Liga team’s senior team, moving back to Ghana.