Atinga, Adams Trade Punches After Kotoko-Hearts Clash
KOTOKO STRIKER, Sadique Adams and Hearts of Oak defender, Vincent Atinga have clashed, in what can be termed as a ‘verbal war’.
The duo’s exchanges started after Kotoko beat Hearts 3-1 in the FA Cup finals last Sunday, where Adams bagged a hat trick and emerged the man of the match.
Hours after the crunch contest, Adams fired a salvo by urging Hearts of Oak to bring their stopper, Vincent Atinga, to order.
According to him, the hard-tackling player always indulged in rough play during games, which to him is unacceptable. He described as ‘unprofessional’ Atinga’s style of play where he blows and elbows his opponents, and alleged that the Hearts defender had hit him with a hefty blow during Sunday’s FA Cup finals without the match officials noticing it.
According to him, Atinga would have been given the marching off orders had the referee spotted his unprofessional attitude.
Adams said if Hearts officials do not do something about it, he might extend the behavior to the international stage and the club could pay dearly for it.
“Atinga hit me with a blow during the game and this is the second time that he had done that to me during a Hearts-Kotoko game. He can’t take this unprofessional behaviour to the international stage and he need to be talked to”, the Kotoko striker stated.
Meanwhile, Atinga, in an angry tone, descended heavily on Adams for always passing foul comments about his opponents after games.
According to him, Adams failed to perform when he travelled to Cyprus for greener pastures but he always loved to talk and act as if he is untouchable.
He warned Adams to stop the cheap talks after games, saying the Kotoko striker likes opening his mouth too wide to get attention.
“He could not perform in Cyprus where even my four-year old daughter can perform as a footballer”, he said, and denied hitting Adams during the last game.
“He should keep quiet because he cannot feed me and my dog. Football is my business so he cannot tell me how I should play”, he said.
Source: Yaw Asamoah/ thePublisher