Aberystwyth Town Football Club are pleased to announce a further three additions to our ranks ahead of season resumption, with 28-year-old midfielder Louis Gerrard, 20-year-old striker Shama Bako and 22-year-old winger Amin Ahmed putting pen to paper.
Cardiff-born Louis progressed through the youth teams at Fairwater FC before joining Taffs Well FC in 2011 for a 2-year spell, then representing Caerau Ely from 2013 to 2016. Louis joined Barry Town in March 2016 and proved an instant hit with the supporters due to his honest and hardworking style, making 83 appearances and scoring 14 goals for the club; winning Division 1, securing promotion to the JD Cymru Premier, and qualifying for the Europa League. He then enjoyed short spells at Pontypridd and Goytre Utd before curtailment.
A graduate from the University of South Wales, Louis won the BUCS championship twice and has represented Wales at university level, including a tournament hosted in Dubai. Louis works in the Coach Education Department at the Football Association of Wales.
Born in Harare, Zimbabwe, Shama spent 10 years at Birmingham City’s academy before completing a scholarship at Northampton Town. A Zimbabwean U23s international, Shama most recently gained experience after making the move to German 4th tier FC Phönix Lübeck, where he represented their U19s and senior side. Operating mainly as a striker, Shama moved back to the UK after a year and a half in Germany and has decided to make the move to the Cymru Premier.
Born in Ayisayeta, Ethiopia, Amin has lived the majority of his life in Leeds and Manchester where he was part of City’s academy for six years before release. A speedy, skilful, and nimble winger, Amin has since spent time at Scarborough, Mousehole AFC, Macclesfield Town and most recently Goole FC. Recently, Amin has been invited by the Ethiopian Football Federation to feature in the senior side’s double header of African Cup of Nations 2021 qualifiers vs Niger and subsequent World Cup 2022 qualifiers.
A warm welcome awaits our 3 new additions – welcome to Park Avenue! / Croeso i Goedlan y Parc!