Posted On Monday, 8th April 2013
Ghana Under-20 coach Sellas Tetteh is shocked at the inability of Dominic Adiyiah and Ransford Osei to explode in their careers.
The two players were influential for the country’s Under-20 team which clinched Africa’s first ever gold in the FIFA World Youth Championship in 2009.
Adiyiah, who now plays for Ukrainian outfit Arsenal Kyiv, capped an incredible performance in Egypt by winning the Golden Boot and the Golden Ball awards.
But his decision to sign for Italian giants AC Milan is hugely regarded as the genesis of his troubles – with many pundits describing the move as a big minus.
Osei, now playing for local giants Asante Kotoko, has also failed to meet expectations after explosive displays at the FIFA Under-17 and 20 tournaments in 2007 and 2009.
Tetteh says he’s surprised and disappointed at their inability to live up to their potential.
“It’s very disappointing because these were two clinical strikers. They can win every game for you,” Tetteh said
“I’m surprised because they had so much to give. But I guess they couldn’t maintain and sustain the momentum.
“It’s very difficult to understand why they couldn’t do well while the projection took place.
“But we cannot write them off. This is football and anything at all can happen. They can bounce back in great style.
The two players will look back on a career that failed to live up to expectation but are still confident they will rediscover their form.