Kabba Samura

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Kabba Samura
Personal information
Full name Kabba Samura
Date of birth (1981-10-26) 26 October 1981 (age 35)
Place of birth Freetown, Sierra Leone
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Striker, Winger
Club information
Current team
Hoàng Anh Gia Lai
Youth career
Old Edwardians F.C.
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
–1997 Mighty Blackpool 20 (12)
1997–1999 IFK Ölme 33 (34)
1999–2001 IFK Göteborg B 41 (56)
2001–2003 IFK Göteborg 23 (7)
2004–2005 Assyriska FF 69 (27)
2005–2006 OFI 6 (4)
2006 Aalesunds FK 9 (3)
2007 HJK 18 (3)
2008 Bodens BK 20 (7)
2009–2010 Muğan Salyan 14 (9)
2011–present Hoàng Anh Gia Lai
National team
2001– Sierra Leone 5 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Kabba Samura (born 26 October 1981 in Freetown, Sierra Leone) is a Sierra Leonean international soccer player and as well a Swedish Citizen European passport holder. He is currently playing for the Vietnam's V-League club Hoàng Anh Gia Lai.

Playing career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Samura began his career with Mighty Blackpool in the Sierra Leonean Premier League. He made his debut at his club where he started his career at the age of 14 years. Was taunted as the best whizkid during his youth age in Sierra Leone, later moved to Europe at a young age to play for IFK Ölme during this same year while playing for IFK Ölme was also under the raiding light of IFK Göteborg.

IFK Göteborg[edit]

Later sign him up to play for IFK Göteborg B team and develop his talent after playing two season for IFK Ölme. While playing for IFK Göteborg B team his ability to hold the ball and run with him caused so many damage in IFK Göteborg B team and was promoted to the IFK Göteborg first team. On his senior debut for IFK Göteborg he scored against AIK – his first and only goal for the club.

Assyriska FF[edit]

After seeing limited playing time in Göteborg. he moved to Assyriska FF in Superettan on a loan in 2003. He scored two goals in the Swedish Cup against his former teammates in IFK Göteborg as Assyriska advanced to the semi-finals. The club also qualified to the finals after a 4–0 win against Djurgårdens IF, but lost against IF Elfsborg. The club made the move permanent after his impressive performances. The next season would prove to be even more successful as he led the team in scoring with 14 league goals, helping the team to a third-place finish. The club losthe qualification bout against Örgryte IS, but would later earn promotion as Örebro SK were relegated due to financial reasons.

Samura also led the team in scoring during the 2005 season with three goals in 22 appearances, but could not help the team avoid relegation as the club finished last. Samura left the team after the season as his contract expired.

OFI Crete and loan to Aalesund[edit]

After several trials at different clubs, Samura finally signed for OFI Crete in the Greek Super League.

Later that year he moved to Aalesunds FK in Norwegian Adeccoligaen 2006 on a short-term loan where he helped the team earn a promotion to the Norwegian Premier League, scoring three goals in nine appearances.

HJK Helsinki[edit]

He played for HJK Helsinki in Finnish football premier in 2007 where he enjoyed a lot of playing time, but unfortunately has a hard time finding the net. The season ended with three goals in 18 appearances as HJK finished in a disappointing seventh place, far away from a title race.

Return to Sweden[edit]

At the start of the 2008 season Samura signed a 3-year contract with Bodens BK in the Swedish Northern Division 1 (third tier) where he joined personal friends Charles Sampson and Aluspah Brewah.[1] Samura's debut could have been better as he was sent off in the 54th minute after hitting an opponent in the face and Boden subsequently lost the game against Gröndals IK 0–1. The rest of the season would not prove to be any better as the team was relegated. Samura featured in the starting line-up in the season. Milosevic left the club during the season, but Samura was unable to lift under new coaches Lars "Brolla" Svensson and Jonas Larsson. He ended the season with only two goals scored and declared that he intended to leave the newly relegated club just as Sampson and Brewah already had done.[2]

Later career[edit]

Samura moved to Azerbaijani club FK Mughan in January 2010. In May 2011, he signed a short-term contract with Vietnam's V-League club Hoàng Anh Gia Lai.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Samura has a wife and two children.[4]

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