Ghana International Samuel Inkoom believe he never made a mistake by joining Ukrainian Dnipro Club.
After bursting into light at Swiss side FC Basel just a year after joining the Club from Ghanaian side Asante Kotoko, Inkoom made a shocking move to Ukraine despite the growing interest from several top European Clubs.
Many however associated the defender’s move to Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk to money, a claim the former Ghana U20 star has denied insisting his transfer was a step in the right direction insisting Basel were interested in the offer.
“I think going to Ukraine wasn’t a bad move because when I was going there, everybody knows that Juande Ramos was the coach there. A coach with so much experience, he had coached one of the biggest teams in the world, Real Madrid. And when [Ramos] says that he wants you in your team, then you must know that he has seen something special in you,” he told Joy FM.
“Basel [wanted] the money because it was a huge money for a right back. I was having a new born baby as well. I will just say that in my opinion, I didn’t want to go [to Dnipro]. The club spoke to me, we had a conference [between] me, the president of the team, the football director, the coach and I told them I wasn’t ready to go because of my baby.
“At the end of the day, they loved the money and they wanted me to go to help the club as well. So I thought about it and decided that why not? If I can also bring something onto the table for the club to develop then why not? So I had to sacrifice,” he added.
He could not have a fruitful spell with the Ukrainian side making just 27 appearances in his three-year stay at the Club.
The 31-year-old represented Ghana at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa and featured in game against the USA and Uruguay.
He was also a member of Ghana’s FIFA U20 World Cup winning squad in 2009.