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Samuel Inkoom

  • Position: Defender
  • Squad number: 7
  • Date of birth: 22 August, 1989 (20 years old)
  • Height: 5'10" (179cm)

Tournament totals

Games played Shots on target | off target
2 Samuel Inkoom
0|1 Samuel Inkoom
0 As substitute
31|44 Total Ghana
20 Most shots on target Diego Forlan
5 Total Ghana
12 Most shots off target Asamoah Gyan, Cristiano Ronaldo, Wesley Sneijder
Goals Assists
0 Samuel Inkoom
0 Samuel Inkoom
5 Total Ghana
2 Total Ghana
6 Best Diego Forlan
Fouls by | on Cards yellow | red
3|1 Samuel Inkoom
0|0 Samuel Inkoom
71|47 Total Ghana
11|0 Total Ghana
20 Most fouls by Mark Van Bommel
25 Most fouls on Andres Iniesta

Ghana games played

  1. Serbia 0-1 Ghana
    Sunday, 13 June Match report
  2. Ghana 1-1 Australia
    Saturday, 19 June Match report
  3. Ghana 0-1 Germany
    Wednesday, 23 June Match report
  4. United States 1-2 Ghana
    Saturday, 26 June Match report
  5. Uruguay 1-1 Ghana
    Friday, 2 July Match report

Player profile

Nicknamed ‘Eboue’, after the Arsenal and Ivory Coast player, his rampaging runs from right-back made him a star at the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations. This came just months after he was part of the victorious Ghana teams at the 2009 Under-20 World Cup. He featured heavily in the later part of qualification for South Africa and will battle it out with John Pantsil for the right-back slot.

He finished his first season with Basle as a league and cup Double winner having finalised a deal to move to the Swiss league from Asante Kotoko in April 2009.

When Inkoom got to meet his hero Eboue in 2008, he received some advice from the Arsenal man including work hard, train at the beach to improve speed, avoid alcohol and be careful of women.

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