Ghanaian striker Sadick Adams has announced his retirement from football at age 33.
Sadick Adams made the announcement in a lengthy Facebook post.
The post read: “OFFICIAL: Today is a difficult day for me, but it is also a day of reflection and gratitude. Playing for all these clubs during my football career, Ashantigold fc, BEREKUM Chelsea fc, Kumasi Asante kotoko sc, Atlético de Madrid, Etoile sportive du Sahel, Vojvodina fc, Saham club, Al Nahda fc, Al Ansar fc, Al Faiha fc and many more.”
“It has been a tremendous honor representing all these clubs as player. With much sadness but without regret, I realize that I am no longer able to adhere to the unwavering standard of excellence that professional football demands. I love the game of football so much, and I know there is truly only one acceptable way to play. Knowing I can no longer compete at a level that I find acceptable.”
“This decision is mine alone, and although I know this will not bring me happiness, it is the right and honorable action to take at this time in my life. I cherished every moment of my Football career, and it has been such a blessing to play the game for as long as I have played.”
“Reflecting on my years playing football, my current situation, reminded me of the many people I owe humble, sincere gratitude. No one has felt the burden of my physical pain and mental anguish more than my Family, my brother Rafiu, Ishmael yartey a friend and a brother, Mubarak Wakaso, John Benson Anti Daniel and Sadat. They have been with me throughout my pain. I will like to thank them. thank all the coaches who contributed in my football career.
“Last but not the least, thanks to all my playing mates in all the clubs I played with against … I will still be in football but this time not as a player,” the statement ended.
Sadick Adams earned global attention during the 2007 African Under-17 Championship and the 2007 FIFA U-17 World Cup, where he scored 4 goals, including a goal in their 1–2 semi-final loss to Spain.
Adams’ performances in 2007 earned him a place in World Soccer Magazine’s 50 Most Exciting Teenagers on the Planet, alongside compatriot Ransford Osei.
The former Asante Kotoko striker also featured for the Ghana U-23 team and the senior national team, the Black Stars.