Association football player
|Birth||3 July 1993, Accra, Ghana|
Ebenezer Kofi Assifuah-Inkoom (born 3 July 1993) is a Ghanaian professional footballer who plays as a striker for the French second tier club Pau FC and Ghana national team. Before moving to FC Sion he played for Liberty Professionals in his home country of Ghana. Assifuah has been described as a striker with power and scoring ability. Although he naturally is right-footed, he successfully used his left foot.
He also is Ghanaian international player. In youth level he played for Ghana U20. In 2016 he won this first cap for senior Ghana team and represented them for 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.
Assifuah began his career with the Division One team Sekondi Eleven Wise where he attracted attention by scoring eight times.
At the end of the 2011–12 Poly Tank Division One League, and after his success in the games of the 2013 African U-20 Championship qualification, Assifuah was highly sought after by top teams in Ghana including Ebusua Dwarfs. He signed a three-year contract with premiership side Liberty Professionals. He took some time to settle at Liberty Professionals after his move from Sekondi Eleven Wise. On the 2012 Boxing Day, he rediscovered his form and scored four goals against Berekum Chelsea.
Prior to the end of the African Youth Championship, Assifuah had attracted the attention scouts of Italian Serie A side Udinese, and a move was deemed likely.
After being top goal scorer at the FIFA U-20 Championship 2013 in Turkey he moved to the Swiss side FC Sion signing a five-year contract. Assifuah scored his first goal in the Swiss Super League in his second game against leaders Basel on 28 September 2013.
Assifuah joined Le Havre AC on 18 January 2017 and signed a three-and-half-year deal. On June 2020, he left club.
On June 5, 2020, he signed contract with Pau.
African Youth Championship
Assifuah was part of the Ghana Under-20 national team during the qualification rounds for the 2013 African U-20 Championship. He scored Ghana’s second goal against Uganda national under-20 football team in October 2012. In 2013, coach Sellas Tetteh called him up, with Liberty Professional teammates Kennedy Ashia and Kwame Boahene, for the Ghana Under-20 national team for the 2013 tournament in Algeria. During the competition he scored in every group match game which helped the team to the finals with Egypt. With Egyptian player Kahraba he was joint top scorer of the tournament.
FIFA U-20 Championship, Turkey 2013
Assifuah was a member of the Ghana Under-20 national team that took part in the 2013 FIFA U-20 tournament in Turkey. He finished the tournament as the leading goal scorer with 6 goals.
Senior Ghana National Team
Assifuah made his first appearance for the senior Ghana national football team as a starter in 0–0 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying tie with Mozambique on 27 March 2016. Later he was selected for 2017 Africa Cup of Nations, but remained on the bench throughout while his team finished in fourth place.