Gambian footballer Cherno Samba will arrive in The Gambia early next year with a date and venue to be announced shortly to talk about his new book entitled Still in The Gambia and his future aspirations as a coach.
Samba’s autobiography - Still in The Game was released this month, attracting international media attention. The book looks at Samba’s life and how as a young protégé was considered to be a wonder kid as a schoolboy footballer, scored 132 goals in 32 matches.
He attracted attention from Manchester United, Arsenal, Leeds United and Liverpool just to name a few. It was widely reported at the time that Liverpool was prepared to pay 2 million pounds for his services, nearly two decades ago.
The move fell through and in so doing, altering the course of Samba’s career. However, his career took him to play in both the English Championship and over in Spain, Norway and Denmark.
During his early years, Cherno was selected for every age group for the English National Team up to the Age of 20.
Cherno is fondly remembered in The Gambia when he represented our country at international level, scoring the last minute winner in a 2-1 defeat of Tunisia in Portugal on his 25th birthday. Having retired through injury at the age of 29, Samba now 33, has been busy working through his coaching badges and in the closing stages of being awarded the UEFA A License.
Upon his return to The Gambia, Cherno is looking forward to speaking with the next generation of our countries players and passing on to them his life experiences and advice on how to prepare for their careers ahead.