Bali Buzzing For Home Park Move
Without necessarily knowing it, the Green Army have played their part in the acquisition of Bali Mumba.
The 20-year-old full-back has joined Argyle from Norwich City, on a season-long loan, to become the latest signing by Steven Schumacher ahead of the 2022/23 campaign.
After being approached by The Pilgrims, as well speaking to the manager, Bali put in some time to find out more about the club and was drawn by footage he saw of celebrating fans in the green and white.
The former Sunderland man, who has also had a loan spell at Peterborough United, feels sure that his move to the South West is the right thing for him.
“I’ve done my research, spoke to the gaffer,” Bali told ArgyleTV. “It looks like the right club for me to look to develop and push on. It’s a step that I need.
“I saw in the previous games, the fans, how passionate they are. That’s something I am used to. I like passionate fans, people who care. That motivates me and gives me the love for the game.
“I used to be a fan myself, so I know what it is like. When I’m playing, I get motivated by that, and look to give my all and do well.
“I’m full of energy. I like to be creative. I like to find a solution to a difficult situation. You’ll get nothing but 100%.
“I’m happy to be here, and happy to put on that shirt and play for Argyle. I can envisage the fans, and myself on that pitch. I’m really excited and looking forward to getting started.”
As well as 10 games in the Championship with Peterborough, Mumba has a handful of appearances with both Sunderland and Norwich, including 45 minutes of action away to Manchester City in the Premier League with The Canaries.
“The experience with both teams has been very good for me,” said Bali. “At a young age, that is what it is all about: playing for the club, playing for the badge, playing for the fans.
“Peterborough was a good learning curve. I took something that is going to help me in the long run. I’m grateful for the experience I got. Hopefully it plays a part and helps me in my development.
“I’m blessed to be able to do all this. There’s still work to be done, I’m still hungry. I see a vision where I go on to do bigger and better things. I’m working hard to reach that.”