Africa Afcon 2013: Samassa, Man of the match-Ghana 1-3 Mali

Mamadou Samassa is a French footballer of Malian descent born on 1 May 1986 in Montfermeil, France. He is a currently a striker of Italian Serie A club Chievo.

Mamadou began his football grooming at a hometown club Red Star Paris in 1996 where he played as a youth for 7 years. In 2003, he joined Le Mans youth system following the professional contract with the club in 2006. A young footballer made his senior debut against Nice and scored his maiden goal against Valenciennes just in the third match of the 2006/07 season. Aged only 20, Samassa proved his worth in the starting eleven and regularly appeared as a starter.

In August 2008, Samassa moved to Olympique de Marseille. He scored his first goal for Marseille only in November in a match against Lille.

In the 2009/10 season, Samassa was sent to Ligue 1 side Valenciennes on loan from Marseille. After a successful season-long loan, he was signed by the club on a permanent contract. Overall, he made a total of 54 appearances ad 8 goals between 2010 and 2012.

In 2012, French forward signed for Italian Serie A club Chievo.

As a youth, Mamadou Samassa was capped to the France U-21 national team. Since 2009, he is a part of Mali national team.

He really did well in this 3rb place match; he scored the 1st goal for Mali and also brought the 1st joy to them.

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