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Inkoom advises young footballers not to sign contracts they don’t understand

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Inkoom advises young footballers not to sign contracts they don't understand

Samuel Inkoom, a former FC Basel defender, advises young footballers to be careful and properly analyse whatever contract they are offered during their career.

The 34-year-old right-back, who spent several years playing for major European teams, stated that some offers may not benefit players, but they may take them out of ignorance and subsequently regret it.

While he did not name any specific scenarios in his career, he did say that he wishes he had someone to counsel him on some issues.

“There are decisions I took alone which would have been better if I had gotten an adviser to give their opinion because such decisions also cost me a lot,” he said on Sports Ultras on 3fm.

“But I will just advise them [footballers] that they shouldn’t sign contracts they do not understand. So far as a team wants you, you can take about four days to read and understand the contract presented before signing. You shouldn’t be in a rush because there are contracts that can make you cry after signing. There are certain things they could put in the contract which is beyond the normal salary,” he further explained.

“I would use this opportunity to advise the young ones to be mentally strong before travelling overseas because it isn’t as easy as they see it on TV.”

Inkoom was a key member of the Black Satellites team that won Ghana’s first and only U-20 World Cup in 2009. He also played in the knockout games for Ghana at the 2010 World Cup, when Ghana defeated the United States in the round of 16 and lost to Uruguay on penalties in the quarter-finals.

He was also a member of the 2014 World Cup team but did not appear in any games.

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It feels like I’ve been here a long time – Mohammed Kudus after scoring his first goal for West Ham

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The Ghanaian international scored his first goal for the club in their 3-1 turnaround win against Serbian side TSC Backa Topola. The West London based club returned to Europa League action on Thursday night after their Europa Conference League win last season as the former Ajax attacking midfielder netted his first goal for the Hummers. Watch Kudus’ post-match interview below:

The Ghanaian international scored his first goal for the club in a 3-1 comeback victory over Serbian side TSC Backa Topola.

After winning the Europa Conference League last season, the West London club returned to Europa League play on Thursday night, with the former Ajax offensive midfielder scoring his first goal for the Hummers.

Below is Kudus’ post-match interview:

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“Mohammed Kudus is yet another weapon for David Moyes” – Joe Cole

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Kudus' first goal for West Ham brings his season total to five goals in six games, following his five goals for Ajax before entering the London Stadium. To far, the 23-year-old has scored nine goals in 18 appearances in the Champions League and Europa League. Kudus will now look to make his Premier League debut against Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday.

Former West Ham and Chelsea player Joe Cole praised Mohammed Kudus after the summer signing scored his first goal for the club in the team’s 3-1 Europa League victory against Backa Topola.

Kudus, who joined the Hammers for £38 million from Dutch giants Ajax, made his debut appearance for the club. The Ghanaian international was instrumental in West Ham’s comeback after Petar Stanic handed the Serbian visitors an unexpected lead.

Kudus applied pressure at the back post, which resulted in Nemanja Petrovic turning Said Benrahma’s cross into his own net in the 66th minute. Kudus sealed the comeback four minutes later with a headed goal from a James Ward-Prowse corner.

Joe Cole, appearing on TNT Sports, praised Kudus’ performance and believes the attacker will become a useful asset to David Moyes’ West Ham club.

“He [Kudus] looked like he was happy and settled,” Cole remarked. “He is another weapon for David Moyes. I look at this team and I see goals everywhere; it was a great night for West Ham.

Kudus’ first goal for West Ham brings his season total to five goals in six games, following his five goals for Ajax before entering the London Stadium.

To far, the 23-year-old has scored nine goals in 18 appearances in the Champions League and Europa League.

Kudus will now look to make his Premier League debut against Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday.

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George Owu justifies the choice of Andre Ayew in Ghana’s team, emphasising the need of experience

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The club will require Ayew more at this level, according to the former Hasaacas shot-stopper, because the existing players are not properly grounded. "This is a young team with only a few seasoned players. The only experienced players are Andre Ayew and Jordan. Kudus, for example, are suddenly finding their feet," George Owu told Onua Sports. "Andre Ayew has made significant contributions to Ghana football, winning the U-20 World Cup in 2009, but he appears unhappy whenever he plays for Ghana due to the way fans treat him." "We must be patient with [Andre Ayew]." He will undoubtedly declare his retirement at some point, but for the time being, he is still required.

Former Black Stars custodian George Owu has pleaded with Ghanaians not to be judgmental of Andre Ayew’s selection in Ghana teams, despite his uneven club activities in recent months.

The Ghana captain is now without a club after leaving Premier League team Nottingham Forest at the end of last season.

He was, however, included in Chris Hughton’s latest squad for Ghana’s matches against the Central African Republic in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers, as well as an international friendly against Liberia, which Ghana won 3-1.

Despite many Ghanaians’ reservations over the inclusion of the 33-year-old, George Owu agrees with Hughton’s reasoning, emphasising experience as a major aspect in the player’s invitation.

The club will require Ayew more at this level, according to the former Hasaacas shot-stopper, because the existing players are not properly grounded.

“This is a young team with only a few seasoned players. The only experienced players are Andre Ayew and Jordan. Kudus, for example, are suddenly finding their feet,” George Owu told Onua Sports.

“Andre Ayew has made significant contributions to Ghana football, winning the U-20 World Cup in 2009, but he appears unhappy whenever he plays for Ghana due to the way fans treat him.”

“We must be patient with [Andre Ayew].” He will undoubtedly declare his retirement at some point, but for the time being, he is still required.

“There are players who lack motivation to play because they are afraid of being criticised, and it will take people like Ayew to boost their morale.”

“The insults and criticisms are unnecessary, and they will not aid the new player’s adjustment,” he continued.

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