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I was ready to play for Kotoko for free but …. – Samuel Inkoom

Samuel Inkoom played for Kumasi Asante Kotoko between 2008-09 under coach Bashir Hayford

Accra Hearts of Oak defender Samuel Inkoom has disclosed that he was ready to play for Kumasi Asante Kotoko on free basis prior to his move to the phobians.

According to the former right back of the Kumasi-based club, despite his readiness to rejoin the club from Georgian side, Torpedo Kutaisi circumstances did not make it materialized as expected.

Inkoom signed for Hearts of Oak during the 2021/2022 Ghana Premier League after the expiration of his contract with Torpedo Kutaisi in a controversial move having come close to reunite with Kotoko.

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This generated controversy in Ghana football space with some sessions of supporters of the Kumasi-based club describing their former fans-favorite ungrateful.

However, the former FC Basel, Dnipro, D.C. United, Bastia, and Boavista player says the supporter’s notion is far from the reality because he offered himself freely to feature for the club even before he returns to Ghana.

“The last time Kotoko fans were bashing me that am ungrateful, but I want to let them know that is not the case,” Inkoom told 3FM Sports Ultras.

He explains that before he returned to Ghana, he had a pre-discussion with immediate past Asante Kotoko Chief Executive Officer, Nana Yaw Amponsah for his desire to play for the club once again but the former failed to give him concrete feedback leading to the fallout of the deal.

“So later, even some of the board members have to come on board asking what was happening, asked me what I wanted them to do for me…? It got to a point I told them that even if there’s no money I will play for free because it is the same team that gave me the platform,” he furthered as revealed in the interview.

He ceased the platform and preached that considering the integral role Kotoko played in his enormous football career he will be the last person to pay them back in a manner that amounts to “ungratefulness.”

Samuel Inkoom was pivotal for Asante Kotoko between 2008-09 under coach Bashir Hayford having started his career with Sekondi Hasaacas in the Western Region.

During his day with the porcupine worriors he helped them to a Premier League title, President Cup and a SWAG Cup respectively.

Between 2008 and 2014 the former U-2O FIFA World Cup winner made 44 appearances scoring 1 goal for the Black Stars.

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