Cherno Samba came to
footballing prominence on football management game Championship
Manager. His high potential in the game resulting from him scoring
132 goals in 32 games as a 13year old. A number of clubs sought
to sign him but he signed schoolboy forms with Millwall who later
turned down a £50,000 bid from Colchester for him. Millwall
agreed a contract with him , whereby he was guaranteed two years
of football at senior team level, on him signing full school boy
forms. Due to make his Millwall F.C. debut on 22 February 2003,
it never happened and he never fulfilled his promise, playing
out his two professional years in the reserves
After being released by Millwall, he played in Spain for Cádiz
CF, and was then loaned out for season 2005/6 to Málaga.
He returned to English football after Ian Holloway signed him
on a free on transfer deadline day, August 2006 for Plymouth Argyle
signing him to a two year contract. Cherno made his English League
debut on 30 September 2006 as a second half substitute (74th minute)
at the Ricoh Arena against Coventry City, and within 8 minutes
he scored his first league goal in a 1-0 win for Argyle.
In January, 2007 he joined Wrexham on loan for a month, He was
eventually released by Plymouth in December 2007, having made
just 13 appearances and scoring only the one goal. In August 2008,
he signed for Finnish side FC Haka but was released from his contract
in February 2009.
In the 2009 close season, he trialled with both Swindon and Norwich
- playing and scoring for the latter in the 4-1 win over Thetford
Town on 29th July 2009. In September 2009, he trialled with Portsmouth
In February 2010, Cherno signed with Greek Second Division club
Panetolikos F.C., after spending some time on trial with the team.
Although he represented the England international team at every
level up to England Under-20, he was capped by Gambia in September
2008 against Liberia. He followed the example of his father who
had played in goal for Gambia.