From the NFL to the S.League: The ones who did it
Bah Mamadou first began his career with Gombak United in 2001 and he soon won a move over to Balestier Khalsa in 2003.
However, the defender failed to impress and was subsequently let go, leaving him in a limbo with no clubs willing to take him in.
Using the knowledge he possessed, this defender never gave up and earned an income by fixing air-conditioners while plying his trade in the NFL with Division Two side Sembawang SC.
It was a huge step down, Mamadou would later tell the press, and he had to do everything he could to still stay in peak condition and earn a move back to the S.League.
The Tigers eventually took a chance on him again, and this time Mamadou played like a man with something to prove.
His efforts paid off and he eventually had a career that spanned till 2014, when he last turned out for Woodlands Wellington.
The 38-year-old, who earned one cap for the Lions, is now managing director and founder of Singapore-based Football First Academy.
His son Bill Abuza Mamadou has followed in his father's footsteps and has been promoted to the Home United Prime League squad in 2018.