Ethen Sampson seem to have settled in quickly in a different environment for him following his return from the United State of America in January.
Sampson was recently rewarded with a two-year contract by Baroka after a decent display prior to the national lockdown.
The 26-year-old was in the books of USL Championship side New Mexico United where he spent the whole 2019, before his move to the 2018 Telkom Knockout Champions.
Speaking to FARPost, the Mitchells’ Plain-born player says although it was more competitive in the US, the Absa Premiership has its own unique style.
“That side it’s more competitive and more direct and well structured and the PSL has more flair and players are quick,” said Sampson.
“Yeah (this is what I had expected) because I’ve been following the league and I know it’s tough. I feel overwhelmed and have been enjoying being a part of the family and looking forward to growing and developing as a player here (at Baroka),” he said.
Sampson has also shared a special bond with his fellow Capetonian Denwin Farmer who has also settled in well since his arrival at Bakgaga.
“My relationship with Denwin has grown from a teammate to a brotherhood. He has been very helpful in helping me settle in the team and city. As a player you just want to be happy and play football, so I am grateful being here part of the Baroka family,” added Sampson.
Prior to his move to New Mexico United, Sampson also had a stint at Ubuntu Cape Town and Vancouver Whitecaps (Canada).
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