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|Full name||Mustapha Pa Safa Sama|
|Date of birth||31 October 1979|
|Place of birth||Freetown, Sierra Leone|
|Height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Playing position(s)||Centre Back, Midfielder|
|1997||Ports Authority F.C.|
|1998–1999||East End Lions|
|2006–2007||LG-ACB Ha Noi|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Early career in Africa
Pa Safa was born and raised in Wellington, a poor neighbourhood in the east end of Freetown. He started his football career with his hometown club Wellington People in 1996 as a 17-year-old, and would later go on to play for several clubs in the Sierra Leone National Premier League, including Wusum Stars, Ports Authority and East End Lions, with whom he won the Sierra Leone National Premier League in 1999.
Sama was signed by Swedish club Vasalund/Essinge IF in 2000, initiating a trip across the second divisions of Europe, playing for FK Haugesund in the Norwegian Adeccoligaen, Charleroi in the Belgian First Division, and Syrianska FC in Sweden. Sama was controversially terminated by Charleroi in 2005 after a dispute over the payment of match bonuses.
Sama moved to his third continent – Asia – in 2006 to play for LG-ACB Ha Noi in the Vietnamese V-League, moved to Indonesia to play for Persija Jakarta in 2007, and then moved west to play for Al-Wahda in Syria in 2008.
Sama then took on his fourth continent – North America – in March 2009 when he signed for the Carolina RailHawks in the USL First Division. After failing to get clearance to transfer to Carolina, Sama briefly went on trial with the San Jose Earthquakes.
- "Charleroi swoop for Sama". December 24, 2002 – via news.bbc.co.uk.
- "Charleroi sack Sierra Leonean". March 9, 2005 – via news.bbc.co.uk.
- Carolina RailHawks sign Sierra Leone International Mustapha Sama
- "MLS Daily: Crew, DC and 'Quakes Looking At Trialists". July 23, 2009. Archived from the original on July 23, 2009.
- Mustapha Sama at National-Football-Teams.com