Sadick Adams ‘disappointed and angry’ after losing FA Cup Player of the Year award to Cobbinah


The striker feels cheated and wants the organisers of the awards ceremony to come out with the criteria they used which made him lose the topmost award to Winful Cobbinah

By: Evans Gyamera-Antwi

Asante Kotoko striker Sadick Adams has expressed his shock following his inability to win the 2017 Ghana FA Cup Player of the Year award, during a ceremony held at the M Plaza Hotel in Accra on Thursday.

The 28-year-old played a major role in the Porcupine Warriors’ run to lift the title, including scoring a hat-trick in the final against rivals Hearts of Oak at the Tamale Sports Stadium.

Sadick Adams and Ahmed Adams celebrating a goal

However, Hearts midfielder Winful Cobbinah was adjudged the Player of the competition, with Sadick being compensated with topscorer award, something he believes was inappropriate.

“I am disappointed in the whole FA Cup awards ceremony held yesterday in Accra. It’s because I don’t know why I didn’t win the Most Valuable Player award [which was given to Winful Cobbinah],” Sadick told Metro FM.

“I don’t know the criteria that organisers used in selecting the best player of the competition under review because I think I deserved it. They must probably explain their criteria for Ghanaians to know,” he added.

Winful Cobbinah receiving the best player award

Sadick who has been out of action since the start of the 2017-18 Ghana Premier League season has revealed that he is nearing full fitness and hopes to join his teammates.

“I have started running and I hope to join my teammates by next week for training,” he said.

“I’m not competing with anyone in the team for glories and only hope that when I return, I will be work to hard to get a place in the first team,” he added.

Asante Kotoko will travel to Len Clay Sports Stadium in Obuasi to face league leaders Ashanti Gold in the Asante derby on Sunday.



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