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Ghanaian kid Darko Appiah wants to emulate Eto'o at Inter

Published on: 29 November 2012

By Akyereko Frimpong Manson

Inter Milan's Ghanaian wunderkind Samuel Darko Appiah is inspired by the legacy of Cameroonian legend Samuel Eto'o at Inter Milan.

The 15-year-old Accra-born has been developing through the ranks at the Istituto Milano and bagged 19 goals in 15 appearances for the Allievi Regionali side last season.

Since arriving in Milan two seasons ago, the budding goal talent has watched many world class strikers past through at the Giuseppe Meazza but has singled out Samuel Eto'o.

"I want to be like Samuel Eto'o because he is very clinical and he scored a lot of important goals for Inter," Appiah told

"I don't know the number of goals I want to score this season but I obviously want to do better than last season."

He has already scored 5 goals in 6 games in the Allieve Regionali.


This article has 8 comment(s), give your comment
  • Richard says:
    December 01, 2012 08:31 am
    Keep improving we're all behind you.We hope by the next 5 years you will be playing at the first team at inter.
  • Kay says:
    November 30, 2012 06:02 pm
    I think we have six of our boys with Inter. They are all young players under good trainers which will benefit Ghana a great deal in future.
  • texas says:
    November 30, 2012 03:06 am
    Thank you...
  • Maxwell Johnson says:
    November 30, 2012 03:29 am
    GH is blessed with so many talents, keep it up Sammy. We'll follow your progress with keen interest, keep on raising the flag of GH high @ Inter.
  • real sabacious says:
    November 30, 2012 03:36 am
    @D LIGHT,bro u have won my heart my most of ur comments GSN.this shows ur knowledge of the game,its sad to here someone calling Gyan a legend.if i may ask,what has he achieve in the game(both with club and as a football).he's not among the greatest players in Ghana.the earlier he move from that below standard league and work his ass off in one of the best leagues.the better for him and his role as a captain for the stars.
  • phillbanger says:
    November 30, 2012 01:04 am
    If u ask me i think gyan is a legend.he is underated.but the guy is dangerous.people are mad at him cos he went to the oil country instead of europe.tell ths truth if u had that chance u would hav did the same shit.well get over it.
  • D LIGHT says:
    November 30, 2012 12:35 am
    It's sad how most young footballers point to the likes of Eto,o, Drogba, Adebayor and etc as their Role Models & inspiration , without mentioning ASAMOAH GYAN. My interactiöns wit most homegrown strikers prefers to go 'a decade-back' in choosing Abedi & Yeboah as their Yardstick rada than our Gyan. We hear the likes of Manucho, Kayote, Ba, Lukaku n kids like Souleyman Coulibally of 2011 under-17 world cup fame talking abt Drogba as their Mentor, whiles the likes of Mayuka, papiis Cisse, Rondon, Morata, Cheryshev, Welbeck, Lacazzet, Bojan and etc speaking highly of Eto'o as their inspiration. The ordinary Ghanaian prefers to call a foreign star or other africans rada dan Gyan. The likes of Micheal Essien affected not just African football but World soccer- Alexander Song is a testimony. The italian kids also neva forget Stephen Appiah. They hav always been a unit of measurement in the game. I'm always proud as an african when i hear commentators describe some passes or tackles as 'Essienlike'... or some distance to shots as 'Drogba's range', or some dazzling/strikes as 'Eto'ostic'. Why wldn't Wilfried Zaha's mind split when he had that call frm Drogba to commit to ivory coast rada than England? Why wldn't David Ngog recind his stance of playing for France when he heard Eto'o speak great abt him in an interview? This is what we call the Dominion mandate of life. Their Legacy in the game has left an indelible mark in the [email protected] and mind of Men. Even when they die, they are celebrated cos their Past still shapes &shake the present Life. CAN WE SAY THE SAME abt GYAN?! Oh i'm sorry cos Jane Ayiyam Mentors Gyan... Hahahahaha
  • D LIGHT says:
    November 29, 2012 11:25 pm
    Excellent Choice Sammy. To take Samuel Eto'o as ur Role Model means u got to Work hard to sharpen ur Instincts & Techniques in front of the goal. His intelligence wit the ball differentiates him from the Lot's. He is a Real fighter... A champ dat has the right mind towards success. I pray ur desires & admirations towards him wld make u equal his Legacies. Don't forget he also grew mentoring the Maestro Abedi Pele! God be with ya