FIFA bans Samuel Inkoom for one year...

Ghanaian International, Samuel Inkoom has been given a one year ban by football governing body, FIFA, for not paying his agent in a transfer deal.

The former Kotoko defender, according to FIFA, failed to pay his agent, Andy Evans, an amount of €352, 500 in a deal he (Samuel Inkoom) made from Basel in Switzerland to Dnipro in Ukraine in 2011.

Samuel Inkoom has been ordered by FIFA to pay his agent $65,000 or in default serve a one-year ban.

FIFA in a statement, which has already been communicated to the Bulgarian Football Association on Thursday because that’s where Samuel Inkoom currently plays his football, said:

“On 15 December, 2014, the FIFA Disciplinary Committee decided to sanction Mr Inkoom with a fine of CHF 20,000 for failing to comply with the decision of the Bureau of the Players’ Status Committee on the basis of article 64 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code.

"The player was also granted a final period of grace of 180 days to settle his debt upon failure of which the creditor – Mr Evans – would be entitled to request that a one-year ban on taking part in any football-related activity be imposed on Mr Inkoom.

“Mr Inkoom appealed the FIFA Disciplinary Committee’s decision at CAS but the appeal was dismissed and the decision of the Disciplinary Committee confirmed in full.

“Following the expiry of the final deadline granted, Mr Evans requested that the one-year ban be imposed on Mr Inkoom in accordance with the decision of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee. The relevant parties, including the Bulgarian Football Union, which has been requested to implement the said ban, have been informed accordingly.”