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Samba guides Magic FC to 3rd place, As he maintains allegiance to Oman side

May 12, 2010, 12:29 PM | Article By: Lamin Drammeh

Gambian midfielder Sheriff Samba, who was so influential in guiding Magic FC to a 3rd place, finished with 42 points in the Asian second tier football, is looking forward to helping his team to many successes.

Samba, who remains committed to the club since joining it in 2009, from the local side Armed Forces was a key figure with The Gambia’s U-20, 23 and the senior national team.

The 23-year-old midfield kingpin spoke to Pointsport in an interview at his residence in Bundung yesterday, as he took time to reflect on the past two seasons he spent at the club.

"I am enjoying my time with my new club and more importantly, the club has shown interest and confidence in me since they appointed me as the captain which is a clear indication to the love and confidence they have shown in me."

"I will do everything possible to remain allegiance to the club that has brought the best out of me since moving to Oman in Asia on a 3-year-deal last summer," Samba stated.

Samba was the key figure with the Magic FC side where his significant contribution had helped the club finished 3rd in the Oman Second Division League Championship with an impressive total of 42 points last season.

Samba's long spell with the former GFA Division One League champions Armed forces has helped the military squad to their first-ever league title in 2003, where he also won the Super cup, as well as the President’s trophy during his stint with Armed forces.

He has since managed to secure a regular first team place since his move to Oman.

Samba was the brain behind Oman side that has never denied their desire to keep hold on to undeniably one of the country's finest midfielders, who was also appointed as the club captain in his first full season at the club.

He was a key figure with The Gambia's senior national team that enjoyed a bitterly fought goalless draw against the Teranga Lions of Senegal, in an exciting African nations cup qualifiers, played in Banjul as far back in 2003.

Samba is currently in the country for 3 months holiday following the conclusion of the Oman league season.