A former Nguma FC and Hawks player, Ebrima Cham, who now plies his football with Real de Banjul, a first division team in the Gambia Football Association’s (GFA) league, said his ambition is to become a professional footballer.
The skilful Ebrima who guarded mass experience when it comes to playing football in his Gambia is playing a pivotal role in helping his team in their run to winning the 2011 GFA league.
“My ambition is not only to stop playing in the Gambia’s local league but to play in the international football arena,” he said.
Cham was speaking to The Daily News sports after his side’s 2-0 victory over Interior FC in the week-seven of the GFA league, which now keeps them in fourth position with 11 points.
Ebrima is versatile player – performs in every department on the football pitch except defence and in goalkeeping.
Cham summarizes his football career saying that he started playing for ‘Jang Jang’ FC and later to Nguma FC of Serrekunda East for 2 years before he was selected in the Serrekunda East Zonal team.
“I was advised by my brother Yankuba Ceesay known as (mal) and Musa Manneh, who once represented Gambia in senior football level, to join Hawks which I did later,” he said.
“After playing for Hawks for three years, I transferred to my current team, Real de Banjul.”
During his years in Real, Cham scored a series of important goals. His brilliance and dedication to the team earns him the trust and confidence of the team’s management to entrust him with the captainship.He urged his fans to continue supporting him and his team and to pray for him to become a professional player to represent his country one day in his football career.