Kabba-Modou Cham

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Kabba-Modou Cham
Personal information
Date of birth (1992-12-25) 25 December 1992 (age 21)
Place of birth Antwerp, Belgium
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Free agent
Youth career
-2010 VW Hamme
2010–2012 KV Mechelen
2012–2013 Sint-Truiden
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2014 Greenock Morton 9 (2)
National team
2011 Gambia U20 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:19, 4 January 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Kabba-Modou Cham (born 25 December 1992) is a Belgian-born Gambian professional footballer striker.

Club career[edit]

Cham started his career with various youth sides back home in Belgium, namely VW Hamme, KV Mechelen and latterly Sint-Truiden.

He signed for Greenock Morton in July 2013 on a two-year contract,[1] and made his first competitive debut for Morton in a 1–0 defeat in the Scottish Challenge Cup to Annan Athletic.

Cham ingratiated himself with the Morton support after he scored a double against arch-rivals St. Mirren in the Renfrewshire Cup final.[2] Cham was released from his contract in February 2014 by mutual consent.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Cham was born in Belgium to a Greek mother and a Gambian father[4] and has elected to represent Gambia at international level. To date, he has made one appearance for the Under-20 side in a 2011 African Youth Championship group match against Nigeria.[5]

His maternal grandfather is Greek but moved to Belgium, where the striker's mother, Panayoula Kontoyannis, was born – meaning Cham is also eligible to represent Greece at international level.[6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Mitchell, Jonathan (11 July 2013). "Striker signs two-year Morton deal". Greenock Telegraph. Retrieved 27 July 2013. 
  2. ^ Waddell, Gordon (21 July 2013). "Renfrewshire Cup: St Mirren 2 Morton 4: Giant Kabba-Modou Cham proves too strong for Buddies' defence". Daily Record. Retrieved 27 July 2013. 
  3. ^ Mitchell, Jonathan (13 February 2014). "Striker leaves Morton". Greenock Telegraph. Retrieved 13 February 2014. 
  4. ^ Mitchell, Jonathan (15 July 2013). "Report: Morton 0 St Johnstone 1". Greenock Telegraph. Retrieved 9 August 2013. 
  5. ^ Beyai, Modou Lamin (5 August 2013). "Kabba-Modou Cham joins Greenock Morton". Gambia Sports. Retrieved 9 August 2013. 
  6. ^ Mitchell, Jonathan (25 July 2013). "Goals were birthday surprise for Cham's mum". Greenock Telegraph. Retrieved 9 August 2013. 

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