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Gambia’s Emil Sambou wants 15 season goal tally for his new club

New Engen Santos signing forward Emil Sambou is planning on taking the South African league by storm by scoring double figures on his debut season.

And to pull off this feat, the 22-year-old has set about attaining an audacious target of scoring fifteen goals.

Already he’d scored two goals and will hope the trend continues in his bid to reach his outlined season tally.

Making his league debut in the one-all draw against the Real Kings, Emil got a starting berth in the next encounter but his involvement could do little as The People’s Club succumbed to the Black Leopards in the South African National First Division.

Acquired to help in the side’s robust campaign to return to the SA Premier Soccer League after relegation in 2011, the Gambia international showed glimpses of his knack for scoring, climbing off the substitutes’ bench today to score a double in extra-time, in two minutes.

The brace against town rivals Cape Town All Stars salvaged a 3-3 draw, rescuing Santos from what would have been a likely 3-1 lost.

Commenting in the aftermath of today’s game and possibility of Santos returning to the PSL, the former Gambia Armed Forces Football Club attacker tells me from Cape Town: [perfectpullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]‘is too early to think of promotion in the PSL. My target is to score 15 goals this season. Hopefully the goals could help us reach there’[/perfectpullquote]

A tall powerful hit-man, Sambou has never played professionally before. His chance of penning a professional contract occurred on day of Gambia senior Scorpions’ shock 4-0 walloping to South Africa in Banjul June 4th.

Santos club president Gulam Ali was part of the traveling South African delegation watching from the stands as Emil – a late second-half substitute – replaced injured striker Bakary Njie.

Impressed by what he’d seen, Gulam sought the help of Bubacarr Trawally – a player he once came close to signing for Santos –who forwarded Sambou’s details.

A day later, Ali brokered a deal with Armed Forces Football Club signing along Sambou’s compatriot Alagie Bah from Real de Banjul.


Featured Photo: Courtesy of  Emil’s Facebook page

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