SPORTS: The Untold Story Of Moctar Bamba Musah, The Ghanaian Balotelli.


Moctar Bamba Musah couldn’t start as a footballer back in High school just as he wished, but was so desperate and knew what he aims at in life. At T.I Ahmadiyya Senior High School (Real Amass), he started as a long distance runner where he covered 400metres, 800 metres and also formed part of the Amass team that emerged victorious in the cross-country with a new regional record in 2009. Again, he played an integral role in the genesis of Real Amass’s success story in the Super Zonals from the period of 2009-2011 after he had already led the school’s Handball team to victory.


Well that was just for high school level, nothing astonishing anyway since most footballers encountered similar problems when they were at the same level. From there, he proceeded to University of Ghana, Legon in 2011 where he pursued Political Science and Linguistics.


Locally, Moctar Bamba Musah started at Bechem United in 2013 where he played alongside former Ghana premier league top scorer Augustine Okrah, Yaw Annor and many more but had to leave due to financial problems. The journey continued in Cote D’Ivoire where he featured for SOL FC and also Sporting Club de Gagnoa in the Ivorian top flight for some short spell due to managerial issues.
He furthered on to Russia where he was made to believe he was going to combine the two thus education and football only to realised they were all palpable fallacy. Despite all these, the then young footballer from Wenchi in the Bono Region of Ghana, never gave up but decided to strive for what he wished for.


God being so good, in 2017, the former Bechem United boy earned a trial in India but was really a very tedious task since he will have to prove his worth from all levels due to how football leagues are been organised in the Asian country. 
Passing through the ranks, he played in a five and seven aside football for more than a year on tatted football pitches just like we have in Africa here. “Rahim, imagine leaving your country only to play on a pitch that wasn’t even better than what we had in our countries. But I never ended my dreams and decided to soldier on to reach my target”, he revealed.


After an outstanding and stellar output, he earned his first professional contract in 2018 from Kolkata based outfit Aryans Club where newly signed Hearts of Oak forward Danjuma Ademola Kuti once played. Just and when Bamba thought he’s getting up there, ITC issues stepped in and that couldn’t make him eligible to play for them since it was difficult to acquire that because of the closure of the GFA headquarters after the ‘Number 12’ expose which was filmed the same year.
However, having lost this great opportunity, he again popped on the wanted list of many clubs but finally settled at Ramhlun North FC, the home of possibilities for Moctar Bamba Musah in his football career. From then, he ignited the attention of lots of people especially football fans in the great nation of India.
After an impressive three months, Bamba landed a new offer from Sports Academy Tirur in Kerala where he played for the entire campaign. Bamba disclosed; “In the Kerala state, I’m known very well because of what I did with SAT during my playing days here. I can leave there for years without buying anything since the football fans around will bear those costs for me.”
In 2019, the ex- SOL FC forward joined Sikkim Himalayan SC where he won them the Independence Day  cup on two consecutive occasions commencing from 2018. He won it again with the same club in 2019 where he finished as the top scorer of the competition after netting massive 9 goals in 11 outings.


After an impressive performance with Himalayan, he completed a move to Indian second tier outfit Guardian Angels SC where he completed his season not too long ago having scored 13 goals in 19 appearances for the Angels. Whiles training in this period of COVID-19, lots of offers are also there to consider after this pandemic had come to varnish, hopefully.

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