The Halifax Wanderers Football Club has signed Senegalese/Canadian forward Mour Samb to a standard player contract for the 2022 Canadian Premier League season. The deal includes a club option for 2023.
“Mour shows a lot of desire and passion for the game, and his enthusiasm is always present,” head coach Stephen Hart said. “I think the fans will love his willingness to run at the opposition and his ability to play with both feet, which means he can play anywhere across the front three.”
A 27-year-old forward with experience in France, Norway and the USL Championship, Samb most recently played for Diambars FC in the Senegal Premier League. He qualifies as a domestic player through Canadian permanent residency.
“We’ve been actively pursuing another attacking option to complement the squad right away,” sporting director Matt Fegan said. “Our priority was finding a player who we felt could best adapt to the CPL and immediately hit the ground running. In Mour, we’ve secured a player who has tremendous experience overseas as well as more recently in two seasons in the USL.”
Samb began his career at Diambars before moving to French side Lille OSC, scoring seven goals in 41 matches for Lille B between 2012 and 2015. He returned to Diambars in 2015 before moving to Norweigian top-flight side Tromsö in 2017, making 27 appearances over two seasons.
In 2019, Samb signed with the Ottawa Fury, where he played with current Wanderers Aidan Daniels and Jeremy Gagnon-Laparé. He scored eight goals in 19 matches for the Fury to go along with six assists. He played for St. Louis FC in the 2020 USL season, again with Gagnon Laparé – scoring twice in 11 matches.
“He is versatile and can play in many positions across the front line — most importantly, he has proven he can score goals at this level.”
Full Name: Elhadji Mour Samb
Position: Winger, Striker
Birth Date: December 5, 1994
Hometown: Quebec City, Quebec
Last Club: Diambars FC (Senegal)
Jersey number: 8