Accra Hearts of Oak national supporters Chairman, Elvis Herman Hesse Jnr has expressed satisfaction with the output of Ghana international Samuel Inkoom during his debut for the club against his former club Asante Kotoko last Sunday, saying he made good use of the few minutes he had on the field of play.
The Black Stars right back signed a one year contract with Accra Hearts of Oak last week, and made his debut for the defending league champions in their premier league week 24 game against Asante Kotoko last Sunday after he was introduced in the game by coach Samuel Boadu in the 63rd minute to replace Gladson Awako.
Inkoom’s introduction brought more urgency into the Hearts of Oak play, as his trade mark decent crosses into the box of Asante Kotoko kept goalkeeper Ibrahim Danlad busy till the final whistle. The FIFA U20 World Cup winner nearly found the back of the net in the 85th minute with a magnificently taken free kick, but Danlad rose to the occasion to deny him.
Speaking to ghanasportspage.com on how the 32-year old defender fared in the 27 minutes he lasted on the field, National Chapters Committee (NCC) Chairman, Elvis Hesse Herman Jnr described his performance as good, but says he will need a full 90 minutes of action from Inkoom to see the full potentials of the Sekondi Takoradi born.
“It wasn’t bad even though he didn’t get enough time to showcase the kind of player we all know him to be, 27 minutes was not enough time for him to showcase that but I think the few times he got a possession of the ball, he showed glimpses of what he can do as a player.
So if you ask me I will say he will need a 90-minute match for us to be able to assess him properly but in terms of the Kotoko match I will say he was good for the 27 minutes he played”, Elvis said.
Accra Hearts of Oak will take on lower tier side Skyy FC in the quarter final stage of the MTN FA Cup competition on Thursday April 14, and it is expected Inkoom will start for the Phobians to showcase fully what he’s got in place for his new club.