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Ligue 1 legend Amara Simba visits Real De Banjul

Former PSG, Monaco and France striker Amara Simba

Former Paris Saint Germain, AS Monaco and France forward Amara Simba will visit Real de Banjul Football Club with two other top French club official to explore next big thing in Gambian football.


Simba, 56, born in Senegal made his mark in the French Ligue 1 between the mid 80s to the late 90s with giant clubs, Paris Saint Germain, AS Monaco, SM Caen and Lille OSC.

The former Guinea Syli Nationale assistant coach will arrive in the Gambia on Friday with the Sporting Director of Ligue 1 side Troyes as they're set to visit the club and other contacts.

"We're delighted to have Amara and his colleagues visiting us which is a huge milestone for the club. He's a great name in world football who's well connected". Club President William Abraham said.

He has three appearances for the French national team scoring twice and was named in Michel Platini's Euro 92 squad but he was forced to pull out following a serious tibia-fibula fracture and he needed seven months to recover. 

Amara who started his professional career at the age of 25-years starred for Paris Saint Germain between 1986-1993 where he scored 22 goals in 109 appearances.

The man nicked-named bicycle, scored the most beautiful goal of the French Ligue 1 in the 1992-1993 season for a bicycle kick when he received the ball, controlled it with his chest and finished it off with a bicycle kick against Mulhouse 1990 at the Parc de Princes.

After seven seasons with PSG Simba moved to join Arsene Wenger's AS Monaco where he spent a season with players like Nigeria legend Victor Ikpeba, French household names Yuri Djorkaeff, Enzo Scito, Claude Puel, Lilian Thuram and Emmanuel Petit.

He has also represented clubs like SM Caen, Lille OSC and English side Barnet before hanging his boots in 2002 with Billericay Town F.C