Goal scorers are the bread and butter of the beautiful game. Every club is ready to shed huge sums of money to get their hands on a proven goal scorer. Coventry City U18’s manager Jason Farndon certainly has one on his hands.
Striker Bassala Sambou was again on the score sheet last night as he scored Coventry’s first goal in a 2-1 FA Youth Cup fourth-round victory over Charlton Athletic to take his tally up to an impressive eight goals in the competition.
It was also remarkably the first game were the German-born forward did not score all of his side’s goals in this year’s FA Youth Cup run. Jordan Shipley added a second for the Sky Blues before Charlton forward Chris Millar slotted home a late penalty.
<img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-2893" src="http://youngpromag.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/bassalasambou.jpg" alt="bassalasambou" width="615" height="409" srcset="http://youngpromag.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/bassalasambou.jpg 615w, http://youngpromag what are agile processes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/bassalasambou-300×200.jpg 300w” sizes=”(max-width: 615px) 100vw, 615px” />Coventry’s and Sambou’s run in the famous cup has seen him score all the goals as they dispatched Walsall 4-1 in the first round before a comfortable 2-0 second round victory over Crewe Alexandra and a 1-0 win in the third round against Stoke City.
His fine form has even continued on to the under 21’s league campaign, which earned him a call up to the senior side where he made his first-team debut in November just days after his four-goal show against Walsall.
Boss Farndon believes his senior team exposure gives his side an advantage in the FA Youth Cup: “Everybody is looking for a goal scorer and Bass has found some form. He plays in the Under-21s on a week-to-week basis and then comes back for The FA Youth Cup games.
“He’s bringing that experience from the U21s back to the team, not to mention that his goals in The FA Youth Cup earned him a first-team debut and he got himself a squad number.”
Coventry City’s youngsters face Premier League giants Arsenal in the next round after the young Gunner’s defeated Swansea City 3-1 at the Liberty Stadium.