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    Posted on August 15, 2014

    "The team has a lot of quality with many senior players like Michael Essien, Sulley Muntari, Asamoah Gyan and others who play very important roles on and off the pitch. We have a fine blend of experience and young players, and we should be able to count on that to move us forward."Brazilian motivationInkoom says he is optimistic about sharing his own World Cup experiences with the team in Brazil, but until recently it seemed that his meteoric rise in football had stalled. Having played in the UEFA Champions League with Basel in the 2010/11 season, things quickly went south after a transfer to Ukraine's Dnipro, where Inkoom was mostly confined to the periphery. However, a loan move to Platanias in Greece earlier this year gave him the playing time he needed, and in fact he enjoyed a successful campaign helping the club stay in the Super League after their first-ever season in the top flight."I am the happiest person on earth today because my career is simply back on track. You cannot underestimate FIFA Coins what I went through during the period I was sidelined at Dnipro," he said. "I worked hard every moment on the pitch, at training and in everything. All I truly wanted to do was to play again because that is my job and, most importantly, my passion. God must have heard my cry."Inkoom regards the big next step as playing at theWorld Cup one more time. "It was such an honour to have played in the UEFA Champions League. It is such a big stage, but the World Cup is even a bigger stage because every player dreams of featuring at that level. Representing your country in the national colours is a feeling you probably cannot explain in a life time, and I will very much love to feel it over and over again in Brazil and in future tournaments."Africa's hopesAlthough Ghana was just a penalty kick away from becoming the first African team to feature in the semi-finals ofa World Cup, Inkoom is quick to suggest that the continent will be capable of turning her fortunes around on the global stage. "Africa must prove in Brazil that we do not qualify to make up the numbers because we have the talent and the big stars like Samuel Eto'o, Didier Drogba, Yaya Toure and others doing exceptional things."Our leagues are improving, our players are in some of the best leagues across the world and especially some very tough leagues in Europe, and that must be made to count, to make a case for the continent."