Baba Armando Adamu (born 20 October 1979), known occasionally simply by his nickname Armando, is a Ghanaian former international football striker.[1]

Baba Adamu
Personal information
Full name Baba Armando Adamu
Date of birth (1979-10-20) 20 October 1979 (age 40)
Place of birth Kumasi, Ghana
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997 All Blacks F.C. (–)
1998 Al-Shabab (UAE) (–)
1998 Asante Kotoko (0)
1998–2000 Al-Shabab (UAE) (–)
2001 Chernomorets Novorossiysk 6 (0)
2001–2002 Rostselmash Rostov-on-Don 16 (5)
2002 Lokomotiv Moscow 8 (1)
2003 Dinamo Minsk 13 (6)
2003–2004 Al-Nasr (0)
2004–2005 FC Moscow 19 (2)
2005–2006 Krylia Sovetov Samara 18 (4)
2006–2007 Sakaryaspor 7 (1)
2007–2008 Asante Kotoko (0)
2007–2008Al-Hilal (loan) (0)
2008–2011 King Faisal Babes
2011–2012 Berekum Chelsea
National team
1999–2006 Ghana 8 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

International careerEdit

A very gifted, tall, silky and skilful forward, who shoots accurately as well, Baba made his International debut for Ghana against Jamaica on 7 August 1999.[2] He scored for Ghana on his debut. He currently has 8 caps, the last of which was in a 1–0 defeat against Mexico on 1 March 2006 in a Pre-2006 FIFA World Cup International friendly in Frisco, Texas, US.[3] In these 8 appearances, he has scored a total of 2 goals.

Baba was a member of the Ghana squad that played in the 2006 African Cup of Nations. He was however not selected into the Ghana squad that played in the 2006 FIFA World Cup, even after impressing during the African Cup Tournament.[4]

He scored against Zimbabwe during the 2006 African Cup of Nations in Egypt.

Baba was selected as part of the provincial 28-man Ghana World Cup Squad, but was controversially left out of the final 23-man Squad because of indiscipline,[5] a trait that many believe caused him to have an inconsistent Club and International career.

Adamu was never likely to get much playing time for Ghana with the likes of Matthew Amoah, Joetex Frimpong and Prince Tagoe ahead of him in the pecking order for the striking berths. He did, however, make an appearance at the start of the second half against Zimbabwe and scored Ghana's consolation goal in a 2–1 loss.


  1. ^ "Match-day-1 premiership preview". 22 November 2008.
  2. ^ "Black Stars pip Reggae Boyz to win PANAFEST trophy". 9 August 1999.
  3. ^ "Mexico 1 Ghana 0". 2 March 2006.
  4. ^ Player Profile: Baba Adamu (Ghana) | Archived 18 December 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "I'm still committed to the Black Stars cause – Baba Amando". 14 May 2006.

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