2010 Ghana World Cup Squad Member Relishing the Opportunity to Play in Qatar 2022

2010 Ghana World Cup Squad Member Relishing the Opportunity to Play in Qatar 2022

Lukman Mumuni
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:59 PM
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  • Ghana defender Samuel Inkoom has revealed his desire to represent the Black Stars at the World Cup in Qatar 2022
  • The former FIFA U20 World Cup winner was part of the team that got eliminated by Uruguay at the tournament in 2010
  • Ghana have been drawn in Group H of the FIFA World Cup in Qatar alongside Portugal, Uruguay and South Korea

Samuel Inkoom, a member of Ghana's famous team that reached the quarter-finals of the FIFA World Cup in 2010, says he is ready to don the jersey of the senior national team if the coach needs him.

The 32-year-old, who is currently clubless described playing at the World Cup as a magical moment and will not let the opportunity slip if he gets another chance.

In an interview with Starr FM, the right-back revealed that he had broad smile on his face after seeing Ghana draw Uruguay.

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Samuel Inkoom says he is ready to play for the Black Stars. Credit: Getty Images @ghanasoccernet
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"When I saw the group, I laughed because of Uruguay," he started.

Inkoom played in the game against Uruguay as Ghana lost painfully on penalties following Luis Suarez's late handball.

The former Kotoko player now trains with Ghana Premier League champions Hearts of Oak, as he hopes to grab the attention of the technical handlers of the Black Stars if he signs for the Phobians.

"Playing in the World Cup is magical. It's a different level. It boosts your profile when you have a good tournament.
"It will be amazing to play in this World Cup. If the Coach needs me, I'm ever ready," he added.

The Black Stars will open their 2022 World Cup against Portugal, before playing South Korea and Uruguay in their second and final group games respectively.

Samuel Inkoom targets Ghana Premier League return

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that former Black Stars defender Samuel Inkoom is eyeing a return to the Ghana Premier League before he retires from active football.

The 32-year-old is currently a free agent after his contract ended with Georgia club, FC Torpedo Kutaisi in December last year.

Inkoom played for Asante Kotoko and won the Ghana Premier League with the Porcupine Warriors before he departed for Europe in 2009.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.