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"I contacted Michael Essien before signing for Bastia" - Samuel Inkoom

Published on: 05 February 2013

Ghana defender Samuel Inkoom has been explaining his decision to join French Ligue 1 side SC Bastia despite receiving offers from some stellar European clubs. 

The right-back has moved on six-month loan deal from Ukrainian top flight side FC Dnipro where he fell out with head coach Juande Ramos.

The former FC Basle player says he sought advice from Michael Essien-who played for Les Bleus between 2000 and 2003-before agreeing to join them.

Inkoom also implied that he took a pay cut to join his new club after he was convinced by head coach Frederic Hantz.

He has held two training sessions with the team ahead of this weekend's match against Paris-Saint Germain.

 Watch Samuel Inkoom's  first interview as a player of SC Bastia below:

SC Bastia : Interview de Samuel Inkoom by SportingClubBastia


  • Chuku says:
    February 05, 2013 06:00 pm
    This guy is good but not lucky. He is better than pantsil and Asamoah Gyan
  • koyot says:
    February 05, 2013 06:24 pm
    Wel don chuku from novo
  • Area says:
    February 05, 2013 06:30 pm
    He is better than victor moses, mikel obi and uche
  • Ben agortey says:
    February 05, 2013 10:23 pm
    He is good @ defending , very pacy but awful when he crosses balls
  • Jim says:
    February 05, 2013 11:32 pm
    That is not important whether u contacted easier or not, stop abusing Instagram and twitter and concentrate on your football and family. All the best