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Ghana defender Samuel Inkoom ponders Dnipro exit over bench role

Published on: 31 July 2013
Samuel Inkoom

Ghana defender Samuel Inkoom's agent Christian Emile says they are seeking a move away from Dnipro after the left-back was left in the bench of the Ukrainian side.

The agent hit out at the coach over the decision to leave the right-back on the bench claiming he has been left out for non-football reasons.

Inkoom has found himself out of favour at Dnipro under Juande Ramos and spent the second half of last season on loan at Bastia.

The 24-year-old, who has been linked with the likes of West Ham, Sporting Lisbon and Hamburg in the past, is now back at Dnipro.

But he is keen to move on as it appears he does not figure in Ramos' plans as he has been left in the stands since he returned to the club for pre-season.

"The situation with Samuel is incomprehensible," Emile told Sky Sports.

"It was Ramos that wanted Dnipro to pay a significant transfer fee to acquire his services from Basel and now the same coach has completely frozen him out.

"The problem is a personal one that neither myself, the player or club hierarchy understand.

"Last month Samuel earned his 40th international cap and played an important role in helping Ghana move closer to World Cup qualification, yet he has come back to Dnipro and it is clear that he is still not in the coach's plans.

"We are talking with Dnipro to find a swift resolution the player must continue his career elsewhere."


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  • edward, maryland says:
    July 31, 2013 04:28 pm
    The decision to accept the trade from basel was actually a poor one His agent should have known that every budding Ghanaian star who has moved to eastern Europe have seen their careers for one reason or the other taken a nose dive. Alhassan Illiasu is a prime example. A great player like Samuel Eto'o Fills is now almost unheard of anymore. We all need to pray for Abdul Majeed Warris. To all African players, a word to the wise is enough.
  • kouplez says:
    July 31, 2013 10:38 am
    This is how money can ruin your bright future. A lesson for other players.