Margate boss Jay Saunders continues to build next season's squad

Thursday 22nd April 2021

MARGATE manager Jay Saunders has unveiled the signing of former Ashford United and Herne Bay centre-back Mo Kamara.


“I’m delighted to have Mo on board,” Saunders told the club website.

“He’s a strong, physical, right-sided centre-back who I think will add good balance to our squad.

“We actually signed Mo last season but almost as soon as we did, the season was curtailed so we were never able to welcome him properly to the club but I’m really pleased we will do so this season.

“He’s a player with great potential, one I think fans will really warm to and I’m pleased to have another strong squad addition confirmed.”

Saunders has also signed former Bognor Regis Town left-back Tommy Cooney, 25, having impressed during a behind closed doors friendly against Bearsted recently.

Saunders has also retained the services of striker Norman Wabo, 22.

Fotsing Norman Arthur Pitoula Wabo, which is his full name, started his career at Southend United and made five appearances for the then League One side during his two-year stint at Roots Hall between 2017-2019.

Loan spells at Cambridge City, Ebbsfleet United, Maidstone United and Braintree Town followed before he was snapped up by National League South side Dartford for the 2019-20 campaign where he scored four goals in 19 appearances.

Since leaving Princes Park, Wabo went out on loan to Cheshunt and made one appearance for National League South side Concord Rangers after the Isthmian League was curtailed.

Wabo scored twice in Margate’s 4-2 win at Aylesbury United in The FA Trophy in their last competitive game before the 2020-21 Isthmian League Premier Division campaign was curtailed due to the Covid-19 health pandemic.

“I made no secret of the fact Norman is a player I’ve liked and we had to be patient to get him last season but unfortunately he was limited to just one appearance before the season was curtailed,” said Saunders.

“In that game alone I think he demonstrated exactly what he can bring to our team and be a real handful at this level.  He is a young, hungry striker who wants to score goals, get on the end of things and will cause defenders headaches.

“Ben Greenhalgh and Norman are two players I hoped we could attract and with the group we’re building, the squad is shaping up nicely.

“There is still lots of work to do but this is an extremely positive start and a brilliant foundation to work upon over the next few weeks.”

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