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2014 World Cup: Defender David Addy denies demotion to second team at Vitoria Guimaraes

Published on: 26 March 2014
David Addy

Ghana defender David Addy has told he is playing under ‘strange’ terms for his Portuguese side Vitoria Guimaraes that will see him play in big games.

The left-back’s decision not to renew his contract with the top-flight means he will feature in selected games as he heads to the exit.

Last week, a Portuguese publication claimed the Ghana international had been banished to the second team because of non-performance.

This news nearly jeopardized his chances of making Ghana’s squad to the 2014 World Cup finals.

But the former Porto player has watered down those reports and explained reasons behind his irregularity.

“ The coach and the club say there will use me in important matches because they have to groom the player who will replace me,” Addy told

“The decision to train with the reserve side has nothing to do with my performance.

“I have been a regular for this club and a key performance for the past two seasons so since when did I go bad?”

Addy has been linked with European sides especially clubs from the Germany and Crystal Palace.


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  • Darko says:
    March 26, 2014 10:30 am
    GSN try and report the truth in the future, no portuguese media said it was due to his performance( reference the website next time) I heard his interview on Angle fm, it's reasonable he got 5 more matches till the end and he will not sign with them again so they r grooming the portuguese youngster for next season, Lot of sensible coaches would do that, Addy has played over 50 matches for this club, I don't think they doubt his performance GSN. Stop this politics and demolishing players, report the truth