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Mamam & Christanval on TFC trial?
March 7, 2009, 11:02 AM
Filed under: Toronto FC, Trial

According to MLSR,  Rumor has it that Souleymane Mamam, a Togolese winger formerly of Manchester United and Royal Antwerp, is currently on trial with Toronto FC.  Mamam was signed by Manchester United in 2003. However, work permit regulations meant that it was not possible for Mamam to play in the United Kingdom. Due to this regulation, Mamam was immediately sent on loan to play at Royal Antwerp until he was eligible for a Belgian passport. At the end of the 2006-07 season, after four seasons of playing for Antwerp as a loanee, Manchester United decided not to renew his contract.

Having become a free agent, Mamam then signed a new one-year permanent deal with Royal Antwerp in time for the start of the 2007-08 season. He went on trial at Motherwell and Birmingham, but has so far failed to secure a deal due to work permit problems.

TFC is also rumoured to be in pursuit of Philippe Christanval once again. Team officials are hoping to have him signed early next week. In his first appearances at Fulham,Christanval found himself playing in defensive midfield. He was quite successful with an enforcement partnership with Papa Bouba Diop. His qualities were obvious; despite being a centre back, he had good vision and passing ability. More recently he has found himself back in the centre half role. His first premiership goal was a late equalizer in a 3–3 draw with West Ham United on 13 January 2006. He has since struggled with injuries, and in the 2007/08 season has only made a single appearance coming on as sub.

He was a part of the France side in the 2002 FIFA World Cup and 1997 FIFA World Youth Championship.

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