Posted On Saturday, 6th April 2013
Ghana U20 coach Sellas Tetteh says Dominic Adiyiah’s decision to join AC Milan at a tender age was a bad career choice.
Adiyiah who now plays in Ukraine for Arsenal Kyiv joined the Italian giants immediately after bursting onto the international stage after the 2009 U20 World Cup.
The then Fredrikstad striker emerged the Best Player and Top scorer of that tournament that saw Ghana become the first African side to win the World Cup at the U20 level.
At 19 and full of promise, Adiyiah joined AC Milan but never played in his two-year stay with the Rossoneri.
Subsequent loan spells at Reggina, Partizan and Karsiyaka followed with the player struggling to find the spark that made him to toast of many after the U20 World Cup.
Tetteh who led Ghana to the unprecedented feat in 2009 at youth level now says the choice of Adiyiah joining Milan as a teenager was perhaps the wrong decision to make at the time.
“Maybe the choice to go to AC Milan was not the best,” he told Joy Sports.
“It was good news and exciting to know that a young player was going to play for such a club.
“But perhaps he should have started with a smaller club but let us not write him off.
“He is still in the game and you never know when he will come up again.”
Adiyiah has since been in and out of the Ghana senior national team due to his inconsistent form.