Experienced Hearts of Oak defender, Samuel Inkoom has dedicated the MTN FA Cup trophy to the fans of the club for their massive support despite their poor run in the GPL.
The Black Stars defender on Sunday night played a pivotal role with a classic assist to help the GPL giants reclaim the FA Cup trophy after beating Bechem United 2-1 at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium.
Inkoom joined the Rainbows mid-way in the 2021/22 season and has been impressive at the right-back.
Having benched Fatawu Mohammed the team’s captain, he quickly became a key part of the side’s defense, winning admirers across country with his strong performances.
Hearts of Oak ultimately won out in the battle for his signature and Inkoom had no trouble in fitting in to his new surroundings as he racked up majority of their games in the second round for Samuel Boadu’s side in all competitions, scoring on two occasions.
Hearts of Oak were crowned champions of the league and the FA Cup last season, but struggled in the just ended GPL campaign as they finished sixth.
They trailed their bitterest rivals Asante Kotoko who won the league by 19 points.
The champions will now have the chance to participate in the upcoming CAF Confederations Cup after the FA Cup victory.
The U-20 World Cup winner has finally opened up an appreciation to the fans of the club and has praised them for the love.
Inkoom, however, admits the trophy belongs to them. He calmly urged everyone to keep on supporting the team ahead of their upcoming campaign.
“I will thank all Hearts of Oak fans for the good heart and the love towards the team. For this win, we even the players said to ourselves that we have to make our fans happy because things did not go as we wanted in the league and this is the time we have to also put smile in their faces.
“The pay we have to give them is to win something for them to be happy. The MTN FA Cup trophy is for Hearts of Oak fans and I love them so much. They should keep on supporting the team, we have better things ahead and I promise them that Hearts of Oak is now a good team,” Samuel Inkoom told Ghanasportspage.com.
Inkoom, 33, has enjoyed a dream debut season at the camp of the GPL giants since moving from the Chinese Super League.