Former Asante Kotoko Defender Set To Join Sworn Rivals Hearts of Oak

Former Asante Kotoko Defender Set To Join Sworn Rivals Hearts of Oak

  • Samuel Inkoom has been spotted training with Hearts of Oak fuelling reports of a potential move to the Accra-based club
  • The former Asante Kotoko fullback was captured in a photo with Sulley Muntari at the training grounds of Hearts
  • Should Hearts of Oak and Inkoom strike a deal, the former Ghana youth star will become the second high profile player to join the Phobians

Ex-Asante Kotoko right-back Samuel Inkoom, who is eyeing a return to the Ghanaian top-flight, was spotted training with current league champions Accra Hearts of Oak.

The marauding fullback has been unattached since ending his stint with Georgia club FC Torpedo in December 2021 and has not ruled out a move to the Ghana Premier League.

Prior to his departure from the country to seek greener pastures overseas, the 32-year-old played for Asante Kotoko, where he became a cult hero.

Should he return to the elite division, Inkoom will mimic the same steps taken by former Heart of Midlothian attacker Laryea Kingston and most recently Sulley Muntari.

Read also

2010 UEFA Champions League winner’s salary at Hearts of Oak revealed

Both joined Hearts of Oak, not to forget Ghana's all-time top scorer Asamoah Gyan who returned to the Ghanaian top-flight a few seasons ago.

Hearts PRO confirms Inkoom is training with the Phobians

The official mouthpiece of the Rainbow Club, Kwame Opare Addo, revealed the ex-Kotoko defender has been training with Hearts of Oak and should he impress the Samuel Boadu-led technical team he will be part of the team.

"Samuel Inkoom is at the training grounds of Hearts of Oak." The Public Relations Officer of the club confirmed to Pure FM.
"He's training with the team and the technical handlers are looking at him. Hearts will sign him if he impresses the coaches. Sulley Muntari passed through the same process before he was signed" He concluded.

Former Swiss-based Ghanaian defender eyeing 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.

Read also

Former Ghana FA Chairman weighs in on Sulley Muntari Black Stars discussion

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.