Couloumba Sogore has made history by becoming the first player from AS Real, a club in the Malian First Division to play in France.
After almost a whole year of trials with the Burgundy-based AJ Auxerre, the month of July in 2020 marked a decisive turning point for the career of the versatile defender as she signed her first professional contract, a two-year deal.
The 23-year old was an integral figure for Les Aiglonnes during the last Total Women's Africa Cup of Nations (AWCON) in 2018 and she took full advantage of the stage to place herself on top of the game and eventually earn a deal abroad.
“I am very happy to sign this first professional contract, especially with AJ Auxerre, where I joined a year and a half ago. This contract is a massive challenge for me and I will have to double my efforts every day to be up to the task,” Sogore told CAFOnline.com from her France base.