By Ameenu Shardow
Ex Ghana defender Joe Addo has revealed he was forced into retirement after he was messed with by Ghanaian-American Freddy Adu.
The ex Black StarsÂ centreÂ back was playing his final game for American clubÂ MetroStars whowere up against Aduâ€™s DC United in an MLS match in 2005.
Addo revealed he realized he had to hang up his boots after suffering from the lightening speed and skill of then America youth international in the game that had Evertonâ€™s Tim Howard in post for MestroStars.
â€œIt was my last game for MetroStars and we were playing against DC United who had Freddy Adu,â€ he recalled on Power FMâ€™s Sports Show.
â€œWe had a corner kick and I usually go for theÂ headers butÂ on this occasion I was asked to stay behind.
â€œAnd the keeper gathered the corner and there was a counter. The Goalkeeperâ€™s outlet was Freddy Adu and he was around theÂ centreÂ line.
â€œSo I went in for the challenge while I was the lastÂ mine. The boy pushed the ballÂ beyoundÂ me and before I could turn, he was gone â€“ one-on-one with our goalkeeper Tim Howard.
â€œHoward saved me, he saved theÂ ball butÂ then I told my teammates this was it and that I canâ€™t take it any longer.â€
Addo moved on to make one appearanceÂ forÂ Hong Kong sports clubÂ KitcheeÂ before finally retiring in 2006.