Ghanaian defender Samuel Inkoom set to revive career in Bulgaria after FIFA ban

Published on: 15 January 2019
Ghanaian defender Samuel Inkoom set to revive career in Bulgaria after FIFA ban
Samuel Inkoom signs deal with the Bulgarian side

Ghana defender Samuel Inkoom will be seeking to revive his career in the Bulgarian top-flight as he starts training with top-flight side Danube Ruse on Tuesday.

The 29-year-old joined the Bulgarian top-flight side Danube Ruse on Tuesday just one week after lifted a one-year ban on the talented player.

he signed the contract after successfully undergoing a medical with the side following the decision by the world governing body FIFA.

He signed a six-month contract with the club and will stay with Danube until the end of the season and punters are tipping him for greatness with the most up to date bookies offers.

Now he stands the chance of reviving his career that looked to be on the verge of collapse after FIFA banned him over a disagreement with his agent.

Inkoom is expected to start training with the club on Tuesday night after FIFA lifted the ban on the Ghanaian after almost a year of inactivity.

The 2009 U20 World Cup winner was suspended by the world's football governing body following a dispute between the player and former agent Curtis Willer over the settlement of a fee back in 2014.

The former Vereya FC defender was ordered to pay the World In Motion boss or serve a one-year ban in default, an amount the former FC Basel star failed to raise.

Fifa further extended the sanction in May 2018.

However, the defender is believed to have settled his former agent and FIFA has agreed to lift the ban to allow the player revive his career.

But because of his months of inactivity, Inkoom needs playing time to generate the top interest from the clubs who are unsure about his fitness level.

Playing time with the Bulgarian top-flight side will prove that he has regained his form to generate the big contract with clubs in the top leagues of Europe.

Inkoom last played for Bulgarian club Vereya and has since been inactive following spells with FC Basel, D.C United, Dnipro and Platanias.

His career has taken a nose dive following his move from FC Basel to Dnipro seven seasons ago.

He has struggled to find his form which compelled Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk to sign him from Swiss side for $10 million in 2011.

Inkoom was a key member for the Black Stars at the 2010 FIFA World Cup helping the team reach the quarter-finals of the competition for the first time.

The last time he featured for the national team was in an International friendly against the Netherlands in Rotterdam in a warm-up game for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.