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Breaking News: Fifa bans Ghana's Sadick Adams

					Breaking News: Fifa bans Ghana's Sadick Adams

Sadick Adams is in trouble at Fifa Football's world governing body Fifa has banned Ghanaian striker Saddick Adam for four months for abandoning his contract Etoile du Sahel to sign for Spanish club Atletico Madrid.

Theyoungster was also handed a fine of US$120,000 for his abrupt decision of leaving the Tunisian side, according to reports in the Tunisian media.

If the ban takes effect from this month, he should be available for the Black Satellites during the World Youth Championship in September if he is selected.

However,after four months he will be able to join any team he would like and it is widely expected that Atletico will keep him thereafter.  

FIFA'sboard has ruled in favour of Etoile Sportive du Sahel after the striker's defection following the 2007 Under-17 World Cup in South Korea.  

The Ghana youth player had originally signed a contract with the Tunisian side prior to the tournament but his stock rose so high off his strong performances that he decided to breach it in favour of joining Atletico Madrid in Spain.  

The decision comes more than a year after Etoile deposited their official complaint over the matter.  

Adams' fine is double the amount of money spent by the Sousse-based side at the time of his signing.  

It is unclear whether Atletico Madrid will cover the fine or if the player will be expected to procure the money himself.

The ruling from Fifa raises serious questions about the agents who advised the then minor to break his contract with Etoile to sign for the Spanish side.

Adams is said to have received advice from a Nigerian agent and his Ghanaian accomplice over the botched deal.

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