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With the signing of 20 year-old Togba Tarpeh, Georgie coach Corey Smith has just about completed his squad for the coming season. The left-winger comes to our club from NPL side Avondale, where the youngster played 6 matches in the star-studded side that included current Melbourne Victory players Elvis Kamsoba and Newcastle's Kaine Sheppard. In his time at Avondale Togba scored one goal against Port Melbourne. 

Togba Tarpeh is a quiet type of a lad who likes to let his feet do the talking He has born in the West African country of Guinea and along with his family he left his country to settle in Australia in 2009. Like the majority of African lads he quickly involved himself in football in his new country. 

It was while he was playing for South Melbourne the opportunity arose for him to join a football academy and he quickly headed for Ghana. In 2017 Togba was selected to represent the Ghana Football Academy on a tour of Sweden and Norway to play in the Gothia Cup, which is the largest organized Youth Football Tournament in the World. 

He remained in Norway for 8 months and played for the youth side of Stomsgodset FC in the elite division of Nowegian football. On his return to Australia the youngster joined Avondale and this season his career starts afresh at Caroline Springs George Cross F.C. Togba (or Pogba as he is known by his mates) is looking forward to this new chapter with great enthusiasm and firmly believes his game will benefit in the future with the move to George Cross. 

Togba told us "My aim for the coming season is to be part of a team that has great team spirit and is united as one and to always give 100% and nothing less. I, along with my team-mates want to help build the team together and above all else make sure the coach is happy. It took one coach to give me the opportunity, now the hard work starts and it’s up to me. I am pleased to be at such a club with high prestige and I’m excited to be part of the George Cross family”. 

Head Coach Corey Smith said “Togba has earned his spot through hard work, good attitude and commitment to be the best he can be. I’m proud to be able to offer him an opportunity but now it’s up to him to prove his qualities. He has all the tools to make it at the top and both myself and our coaching group are excited to help him on his career journey”. 

We welcome Togba to C.S.G.C.F.C. and wish him a great and successful season and hope his time with us helps him reach his football ambitions.