Defender Banned From The Game Over Debt

Football’s world governing body recently handed a player a one-year ban over a debt to his former agent.

Ghanaian international Samuel Inkoom was found to have owed an unspecified amount to his one-time representative Andy Evans.

In 2014, FIFA’s Disciplinary Committee had ordered the defender to pay Mr Evans and imposed a fine of 20,000 CHF.

The player, who has mostly recently been based in Bulgaria, had lodged an appeal against the decision at the Court of Arbitration for Sport – although this ultimately proved unsuccessfully.

After the 28-year-old failed to pay the outstanding money before the deadline agreed by FIFA, Mr Evans asked the organisation to implement a 12-month ban. This will be lifted if Inkoom settles his debt.

A Fifa statement said: “The relevant parties, including the Bulgarian Football Union, which has been requested to implement said ban, have been informed accordingly.”

Inkoom has represented his country at international level and was part of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations. He had joined his current club side, Vereya, earlier this year.

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Mohit Pasricha

Mohit Pasricha

Solicitor at Mackrell Turner Garrett
Mohit is a member of Mackrell Turner Garrett’s Corporate and Commercial Department in London. He joined the firm as a trainee in 2014, having completed a Law LLB at the University of Surrey and a Legal Practice Course at the University of Law.