WHITCHURCH Alport have welcomed the addition of Seydou Bamba to the backroom team.

The 30 year old arrives at the club from Hednesford Town and bolsters manager Adam Shillcock’s bench.

Shillcock said: “It was a no brainer in welcoming Seydou to the football club. Someone I’ve known in the game touching on 20 years. He’s professional with a serious amount of experience in the non league game.

“Having hung up his boots during last season he dipped his toe into a coaching role at Hednesford and has the bug to make a positive impact in his next role within football. We are delighted he’s joined us on our journey here at Alport.”


Bamba represented Atherton Collieries, Prescot Cables, Clitheroe, Kendal Town and Ramsbottom United during his playing career.

Bamba said: “This move came about a few weeks after I left Hednesford Town. I was keen to carry on my transition from being a player to a coach after retiring a few months ago.

“Shilly initially got in touch then, saying there might be an opportunity coming up. I had offers from other clubs as well.

“I had already spoken to two clubs, and then Shilly got in touch last week. We had a good chat on the phone followed by another in-depth chat at the weekend.

“I’m bringing to the club my knowledge of playing in non-league for 18 years. I believe my experiences, adding to the way I work with people on and off the pitch, would be valuable to the team, especially the younger players.

“I am also a scout, so will be helping on the recruitment of players. “I’m a firm believer that hard work gets you rewards, and I will be working very hard to help get the club where it wants to be.

“Shilly has had a lot of influence in my decision. First of all, I have known Shilly for close to 20 years, so I know how he works and how he wants things done. I’ve played for him at Market Drayton, and he has also given me the opportunity to coach there, so I was keen to work with him again.”