Born on October 9th, 2002, in The Gambia, Bamba Susso is another backway migrant playing for Pisa in the Italian Serie B championship. His story is making the headlines in Italian media as it is similar to the trajectory of Musa Juwara, Abubacarr Konta, Ousman Manneh, Bakery Jatta, Ebrima Darboe, and others.
Having fled Gambia at the age of 13, Susso Bamba arrived in Italy, where he was entrusted to a family by Calabria local authorities. The striker told his story to the Nerazzurri club: “I wanted to have the opportunity to build my future.”
Susso was quickly auditioned to play professional football, but some bureaucratic problems prevented him from doing so for a year. Claudio, his adoptive father, acted decisively in this regard: “Thanks to him I was able to make my debut with Romulea,” Suso Italian newspaper La Nazione.
It was a special debut, as Bamba scored a goal just one minute into play.
After Rome, the 2002 born Gambian landed in Pisa: “I was auditioned, and they took me. In Pisa I found many good people, I feel good. They welcomed me like a brother,” Susso said.
Pisa gave him the opportunity to make his Serie B debut last 7 May against Brescia: “It was a great emotion,” he said.
A pure striker, Susso Bamba makes physicality one of his strengths. He displays physical strength in his movements which creates headaches for all opposing defenses.
This season he has scored six goals, and he made two assists in seventeen appearances with the team coached by Gabriele Paffi.