By Chris Wright
‘Tis a sad, sad day. It is with remorse we are duty-bound to inform you that Championship Manager legend Cherno Samba has chosen this day, Monday 20th July 2015, to announce his retirement from (actual) football.
Real-life Cherno Samba was something of a transient figure having originally come to the fore as a ridiculously prolific goal-scorer at schoolboy level, the 14-year-old striker was initially snapped up by Millwall and went on scoring for fun as part of their academy side and as part of the England youth set-up from the Under-16s right up to Under-20 level.
However, despite reported interested from the likes of Liverpool and Manchester United around 2001/2002, the big move never materialised and Samba was left adrift, failing to make much of a dent at a succession of minor clubs around Europe culminating in an largely indistinct stint at Norwegian second division side FK Tonsberg a couple of years ago.
Now, still aged just 29, Cherno’s had enough of roaming. He’s calling it quits and going about attaining his coaching badges…
FULL STATEMENT about my decision to retire from the Game! pic.twitter.com/rG9bwDWATO
— Cherno Samba (@samgerfc) July 20, 2015
Best of luck to the guy.
Somewhere out there, Tonton Zola Moukoko, Ibrahima Bakayako, Kennedy Bakircioglu and Tommy Svindal Larsen are all pouring one out.