The Salami's Gone Off…
Gavin Rose has announced over the weekend that defender Yinka Salami has left the club. The former Fisher utility player was an integral part of Rose's squad last season, clocking up 31 appearances, in his second spell at Champion Hill.
Having previously played under total football guru Wayne Burnett for The Hamlet back in the 2006/2007 season, when Burnett first took over the reigns in SE22, Salami returned to Dulwich in September 2009 after spells away at Basingstoke, Horsham and in the USA, making his comeback in a miserable 2-0 defeat to Worthing, coming on in the 71st minute for Guyana International Shawn Beveney. From that point onwards, Salami continued to be involved in Rose's side, cementing a regular spot in Dulwich's defence, either at right back, left back or a less familiar centre half role, commonly partnering the young Osa Obamwonyi in the heart of The Hamlet's rearguard, as injuries riddled the squad and Justin Bowen's burly frame was required to be used in an attacking role.
In fact, throughout the summer it appeared that Salami would once again be involved in Rose's side, being involved in the friendlies against Redhill, Dover Athletic, Holmesdale and Fulham, but following the arrivals of Jordan Wilson, Francis Duku, Sulaiman Bangura and Dean Carpenter it was perhaps expected that Salami's first team opportunities would be significantly reduced and therefore the hard working defender has once again, regrettably, left Champion Hill.
Speaking to www.dulwichhamletfc.co.uk, Gavin Rose said, "I would like to thank Yinka for his great service for us, he's a pleasure to work with."
The rest of the club would like to echo Gavin's words and thank Yinka for his unwavering commitment and efforts and wish him the very best of luck for the future.
© Richard Caldecourt