Accra Hearts of Oak goalkeeper Richard Baidoo has revealed the relevant off the field contributions of Sulley Ali Muntari and Samuel Inkoom to the playing body since they joined the club in the ongoing season, despite the struggles of the club in the premier league this season.
Former Black Stars super stars Muntari and Samuel Inkoom both joined the club this season, having played most of their career football in Europe and other continents. Muntari, a UEFA Champions League winner with Serie A giants Inter Milan, joined the Rainbow family in February after close to two years of absence from the game. The former Sunderland, Milan star joined the league champions to reignite his great career, and has since been a force to reckon with in the Hearts of Oak colours, winning the hearts of the fans.
Inkoom, a FIFA U-20 World Cup winner with the Black Satellites, also joined the Phobians in April, two months after Muntari had arrived at the club. The former Asante Kotoko right back has seen it all in world football, having played at the World Cup along with Muntari for the Black Stars. Inkoom played in the UEFA Champions League during his days at FC Basel, as well as the Europa League after he had won the domestic league title with Asante Kotoko before his move abroad. The two great players have brought class and stardom to the already soaring Hearts of Oak side.
Speaking to ghanasportspage.com, Hearts of Oak goalkeeper Richard Baidoo has revealed how important the two players have been to the club, not just on the field of play, but mostly off the field too.
“It’s fantastic (referring to their contributions to the club) because they are trying to help we the youth coming up. They are trying to help us so that we also get to the level they have gotten to or maybe more than [that]. When you do something that is not good they try and let you know the right thing, and it’s helping us [the players] so much and it’s motivating us too”, Baidoo acknowledged.
Since joining the club, both players, Munatari and Inkoom have both contributed to goals along with some brilliant performances. Inkoom has so far scored his first goal for the club from a direct free kick, with Muntari having provided three assists with a goal from the penalty spot, which he scored against WAFA in a league game at the Accra sports stadium.