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17.02.2009 Football News

Inkoom Rues Swiss Deal

By Daily Guide
Inkoom Rues Swiss Deal

Samuel Inkoom GHANA AND Asante Kotoko defender Samuel Inkoom has regretted missing out on a possible $700,000 move to Swiss outfit FC Basel.

The player, who was on the verge of joining the Swiss side after the team expressed interest in him following his excellent performance in the epic ninth-week league match at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium, was unhappy that he missed out on the deal that could have kick-started his professional career.

Speaking to a cross-section of the media yesterday, the former Hasaacas and Windy Bay Professionals midfielder said though he was anticipating a sojourn to Europe, he would still feature for Kotoko as they attempt to bridge the gap with Hearts, who are at the top of the Premier League table.

Media reports had suggested that the Ghana Football Association (GFA) had refused to grant Inkoom's International Transfer Certificate (ITC) because of the vital role he plays within the Black Stars.

He is the regular right full back of the local component of the team.

Other reports stated that it was his mother club Asante Kotoko that refused him the deal.

However, Inkoom who played a pivotal role in the Black Satellites triumph in the recent African Youth Championship in Rwanda, denied the reports but indicated that he would sit down with Kotoko during the ongoing Premier League break to resolve the issue.

Inkoom missed a similar chance to join Spanish giants FC Barcelona last year.

By Charles Nixon Yeboah & Kate West

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