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Sports News of Thursday, 17 May 2018

Source: Graphic.com.gh

Kotoko to make U-turn on Sadick Adams?

Out-of-favour Kumasi Asante Kotoko striker, Saddick Adams, could make a sudden U-turn to the club as his ‘godfather’, Dr Kwaku Frimpong, fondly called Champion, has initiated moves to convince the management of the club to reconsider its decision to offload the player.

Yesterday, the Ashantigold Sporting Club chief debunked rumours linking Adams to the league leaders but rather revealed that he was in talks with Kotoko officials towards reinstating their top scorer for the 2016/2017 season.

According to Champion, he believes the striker still has a lot to offer the Porcupine Warriors this season.

“Saddick is my son, but we don’t have plans to recruit him at Ashgold because I believe he still has a lot to do for Kotoko so I am talking with the management to take him back,” Dr Frimpong told the Graphic Sports yesterday.

The 28-year-old player joined the Porcupine Warriors last May and became the club's top scorer with 10 goals in all competitions during the 2016/17 season, including a hat-trick that won them the MTN FA Cup at the expense of rivals Hearts of Oak.

Adams, who returned from injury recently, has featured only once for the Porcupine Warriors this season during their Week 11 fixture against Karela United, which they lost 1-3

Last Monday, he told the Graphic Sports in an interview that he was hoping to work hard to help the club in our search for the trophy this season as he lamented his sudden release from the club.

Meanwhile, another Kotoko striker, Mawuli Osei, has accepted the shocking decision by the Kotoko management to terminate his contract within just three months. He has decided not to contest the decision but move on with his career.

Kotoko terminated Osei’s contract last Monday and his manager, Michael Adjei, told the Graphic Sports that his player felt disappointed but had accepted the decision, saying Kotoko were not fair to the one-time Liberty Professionals striker, who gave of his best without receiving a signing-on fee as he was previously promised, except his salary of GH¢3,000 a month.

The Graphic Sports understands the player will be paid three months salary as compensation.