Samuel Inkoom to serve one-year ban

The Ghana international has been suspended for a period of 12 months for failing to pay outstanding fees owed to his former agent

Ghana defender Samuel Inkoom has been handed a one-year ban from all football-related activities by Fifa for failing to settle the total outstanding amount owed to his former agent Andy Evans.

Following a contractual dispute between both parties, the 28-year-old, who currently represents Bulgarian side FC Vereya, was ordered by the Bureau of the Players’ Status Committee on 19 March 2014 to pay an amount owed to Evans.

The decision was taken on the basis of the Fifa Player’s Agents Regulations in force at the time (2008 edition).

On 15 December 2014, Inkoom was fined CHF 20,000 ($20,594) by the Fifa Disciplinary Committee for failing to comply with the decision of the Bureau of the Players’ Status Committee.

The Ghanaian appealled the Fifa Disciplinary Committee’s decision at CAS but the appeal was dismissed and the decision of the Disciplinary Committee confirmed in full.

Evans requested that the one-year ban be imposed on Inkoom in accordance with the decision of the Fifa Disciplinary Committee after the final deadline granted to the player expired.

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The Bulgarian Football Union has been requested to implement ban.

Inkoom has been capped 46 times for the Black Stars, scoring one goal.