Gabonese goalkeeper whose performances for the club was just as erratic as his career trajectory.
He first appeared in England playing for Clapton in the 2007-8 season, after a period – probably in his youth – playing for Jeunesse Sportive Libreville in his homeland’s capital.
A return to Gabon followed Clapton, where he played for Ndella, before returning to the UK – and Waltham Forest – in the summer of 2009. He was mainly the understudy to Sam Tanner, but did make three league appearances and one cup game, otherwise spending plenty of time warming the bench.
He did stay with Forest for the whole season, but flitted with East Grinstead for a while in the Eastern Counties League.
His loyalty to Forest was rewarded the following season, making an improved seven appearances, but had to wait until the end of the season – his six league appearances came in the final seven games of the season. He did let in 16 goals in those six games, but a final day win over Maldon & Tiptree was enough to earn Forest a reprieve from relegation. Like the previous season, Sid shipped out to the Combined Counties League (this time with Wembely) to earn some game time.
Spells at Stansted and Ilford followed, where his performances – previously littered with errors – really began to decline further. By 2012, he’d turned up back in Gabon, playing for Angako.
The last time Sid had been playing competitively – in the UK at least – was for Rebwood Green in Division 3 of the Hertford & District County League. Perhaps Sid found his true level at last.
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