SAINTS: Diallo reveals passion for basketball

By SFC Media time Fri 22 Oct Saints vs Burnley
Photo by Matt Watson | Ibrahima Diallo

Ibrahima Diallo is the subject of the latest lifestyle interview inside SAINTS, as the matchday programme returns for Southampton’s Premier League meeting with Burnley.

The Frenchman shared his passion for basketball at a cage court in Weston Shore, discussing his admiration for LeBron James in the week of the new NBA season.

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Elsewhere, the midfielder spoke of his transition to English football, his Muslim faith and the influence of his brother Abdou, who plays for Paris Saint-Germain as a teammate of Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappé and Neymar.

Albanian striker Armando Broja, the match-winner against Leeds, describes the feeling of scoring his first Premier League goal and explains how his more experienced teammates are helping him settle in at St Mary’s.

Manager Ralph Hasenhüttl reflects on Saints’ first league win of the season and the challenge of facing Burnley, while Sam Tighe analyses the Clarets’ tactical approach.

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 12: Southampton FC's Ibrahima Diallo pictured for a club feature on October 12, 2021 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Matt Watson/Southampton FC via Getty Images)
Diallo stayed to chat about his hobbies through to sunset in Weston Shore

There is the usual collection of quizzes and games to keep our Junior Members entertained during the half-time break, while historians David Bull and Barry Webb dip into the archives and Graham Hiley tells the story of one of St Mary’s’ greatest matches.

Supporters can pick up their Burnley programme from one of the numerous sellers outside St Mary’s and inside the stadium concourse, enhancing your matchday experience for just £3.50.

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