Text  Larger | Smaller | Default

NewsNow

Diafra Sakho

Squad Number: 15
Position: Striker
Born: 24th Dec 1989 (Guediawaye, Senegal)
Signed: 14th Aug 2014 (4,000,000)
Contract: 4 years (signed December 2014)
Previous Club: FC Metz

KUMB Awards: Best Signing (runner-up) 2014/15; Goal of the Season (third place) 2014/15.

The 24-year-old forward became West Ham's seventh signing of summer 2014 despite the deal having appeared to have fallen through earlier when Metz claimed West Ham wanted to renege on previously-agreed terms.

It was suggested in a club statement issued by the French club that West Ham had agreed to sign Sakho on a permanent basis before attempting to change the terms to a season-long loan with view to a transfer next summer.

However both parties were eventually satisfied by the terms with the Senegal international signing a four-year deal with West Ham in August 2014.

 

2016/17 Match Notes & Ratings

2-3 v Tottenham Hotspur (h) 23rd September 2017
by David Fletcher

No comments.

3-0 v Bolton Wanderers (h) 19th September 2017
by Staff Writer

Comments to follow.

0-0 v West Bromwich Albion (a) 16th September 2017
by Gordon Thrower

His mobility might have asked a few different questions of the home defence had he been given more than a few minutes to try and influence matters.

0-0 v West Bromwich Albion (a) 16th September 2017
by David Fletcher

No comments.

2-0 v Huddersfield Town (h) 11th September 2017
by David Fletcher

Got a mixed reception when coming on. Didn't have much to do as the game was all but wrapped up when being introduced.

0-3 v Newcastle United (a) 26th August 2017
by Staff Writer



2-0 v Cheltenham Town (a) 23rd August 2017
by David Fletcher

Was also on the end of a few chances, getting in some good positions and a strong presence up top.

2-3 v Southampton (a) 19th August 2017
by Gordon Thrower

(Replaced Antonio) Beginning to signs of form got on the end of a couple of crosses, including the one that led to the equaliser.

0-4 v Manchester United (a) 13th August 2017
by David Fletcher

(Replaced Fernandes)

1-0 v Swansea (h) 8th April 2017
by Gordon Thrower


 

2015/16 Match Notes & Ratings

3-2 v Manchester United (h) 10th May 2016
by Gordon Thrower

Slight deflection for the goal but he was in the position to get the shot in in the first place. Looked a little more himself than he has done of late.

2-2 v Leicester City (a) 17th April 2016
by Staff Writer

Must be wondering what he has to do before gaining a penalty.

1-2 v Manchester United (h) 13th April 2016
by Staff Writer

(Replaced Emenike) Unlucky to hit the post.

3-3 v Arsenal (h) 9th April 2016
by Gordon Thrower

Ran himself into the ground. Led the line well it helped that he had support from Zarae and Payet.

2-2 v Crystal Palace (h) 2nd April 2016
by Gordon Thrower

Ought to have scored with that first half free header. Some promising runs but was less of a goal threat than he would have liked.

2-2 v Chelsea (a) 19th March 2016
by Gordon Thrower

Showed good movement and would have needed to have been shot before gaining a free-kick from the constantly illegal attentions of Terry.

1-1 v Manchester United (a) 13th March 2016
by Gordon Thrower

(Replaced Emenike) Unlucky to hit the post.

1-0 v Tottenham Hotspur (h) 2nd March 2016
by Staff Writer

Anonymous out wide on the irhgt in order to accomodate Andy Carroll. A poor tactical choice from Slaven Bilic.

1-2 v Newcastle United (a) 16th January 2016
by Staff Writer

Another hard-working performance in which he held the ball up superbly and did well bringing others into the game.

1-4 v Tottenham Hotspur (a) 22nd November 2015
by Staff Writer

Anonymous out wide on the irhgt in order to accomodate Andy Carroll. A poor tactical choice from Slaven Bilic.

2-1 v Chelsea (h) 24th October 2015
by Gordon Thrower

His contribution was not one that caught the eye but his hard running gave both full-backs an out ball down the lines and his hard work and chasing kept the Chelsea defence on their toes.

3-1 v Crystal Palace (a) 17th October 2015
by Gordon Thrower

Worked his socks off yet again with little reward other than keeping things live up front.

2-0 v Newcastle United (h) 14th September 2015
by Gordon Thrower

Another hard-working performance in which he held the ball up superbly and did well bringing others into the game.

3-0 v Liverpool (a) 29th August 2015
by Gordon Thrower

Ran himself into the ground and earned the goal for his hard work.

3-4 v AFC Bournemouth (h) 22nd August 2015
by Staff Writer

Always more effective when employed with assistance up front. Unlucky not to score in the move that saw Kouyate net the leveller.

1-2 v Leicester City (h) 15th August 2015
by Gordon Thrower

Must be wondering what he has to do before gaining a penalty.

2-0 v Arsenal (a) 9th August 2015
by Gordon Thrower

Ran himself into the ground. Led the line well it helped that he had support from Zarae and Payet.

2-0 v Arsenal (a) 9th August 2015
by Staff Writer

Ran his socks off for the team even though he failed to make an impact personally.

 

2014/15 Match Notes & Ratings

0-2 v Newcastle United (a) 24th May 2015
by Raedwulf

As per Valencia, terrific work rate up front. A bit greedy with that chance on 58, but made up for it by sneaking in at the back stick a few minutes later.

1-2 v Everton (h) 16th May 2015
by Gordon Thrower

As per Valencia, terrific work rate up front. A bit greedy with that chance on 58, but made up for it by sneaking in at the back stick a few minutes later.

0-2 v Manchester City (a) 19th April 2015
by Staff Writer

As per Valencia, terrific work rate up front. A bit greedy with that chance on 58, but made up for it by sneaking in at the back stick a few minutes later.

1-1 v Stoke City (h) 11th April 2015
by Raedwulf

Worked hard (I keep saying that!) for an hour, but didn't get the best service. Seemed to pick up a knock before being taken off.

1-2 v Leicester City (a) 4th April 2015
by Raedwulf

A vastly more effective Maiga - he tries his best being "lone man" up front but I don't think it really suits him. Did OK today, but can we have someone alongside him, please?

1-0 v Sunderland (h) 21st March 2015
by Raedwulf

Hard-working and a good finish, but slightly misfiring at times.

0-3 v Arsenal (a) 14th March 2015
by Raedwulf

Worked hard in trying circumstances.

0-1 v Chelsea (h) 4th March 2015
by Staff Writer



1-3 v Crystal Palace (h) 28th February 2015
by Raedwulf

Worked hard, but one of those whose control let us all down today.

2-2 v Tottenham Hotspur (a) 22nd February 2015
by Raedwulf

As per Valencia, terrific work rate up front. A bit greedy with that chance on 58, but made up for it by sneaking in at the back stick a few minutes later.

0-4 v West Bromwich Albion (a) 14th February 2015
by Raedwulf

Worked hard off of little decent service.

0-0 v Southampton (a) 11th February 2015
by Staff Writer



1-1 v Manchester United (h) 8th February 2015
by Staff Writer

No lack of effort but not much of an end product today either.

0-2 v Liverpool (a) 31st January 2015
by Staff Writer

(replaced Valencia) Well they kept that one quiet! And what a way to announce your return from injury - one rasping volley that grazed the crossbar and a brilliant header to win the game.

1-0 v Bristol City (a) 25th January 2015
by Staff Writer

(replaced Valencia) Well they kept that one quiet! And what a way to announce your return from injury - one rasping volley that grazed the crossbar and a brilliant header to win the game.

1-1 v West Bromwich Albion (h) 1st January 2015
by Staff Writer

Scored anothe goal to take his tally to nine for the season but was otherwise wasteful, conceding possession too often.

1-2 v Arsenal (h) 28th December 2014
by Raedwulf

As above, so below; as Caroll, so Sakho!

0-2 v Chelsea (a) 26th December 2014
by Raedwulf

Ran around, but had no real impact.

2-0 v Leicester City (h) 20th December 2014
by Staff Writer

Well off the pace today. A bad day at the office for our leading goalscorer, but nothing to be concerned about.

1-1 v Sunderland (a) 13th December 2014
by Raedwulf

No lack of effort, but is suffering slightly from a tendency to aim first at Carroll. I don't know whether Sakho / Carroll or Sakho / Valencia is our best strikeforce, but Sakho is definitely in there!

1-1 v Sunderland (a) 13th December 2014
by Staff Writer

Well off the pace today. A bad day at the office for our leading goalscorer, but nothing to be concerned about.

3-1 v Swansea (h) 7th December 2014
by Raedwulf

(replaced Valencia) On at thalf-time for Valencia. Lively the whole time, scored one cracker, might have had another couple, but might also have played Andy in for a hat-trick...

3-1 v Swansea (h) 7th December 2014
by Gordon Thrower

(replaced Valencia) Caused them a lot more problems than Valencia (who he had replaced) did. Fine goal.

0-0 v Aston Villa (h) 8th November 2014
by Raedwulf

Not his day today. Got in the right places again, but everything was a bit off.

0-0 v Aston Villa (h) 8th November 2014
by Gordon Thrower

Got into some good positions but was unusually wasteful for once.

2-1 v Manchester City (h) 25th October 2014
by Raedwulf

Right now... Well, scored again, worked hard again... The real question is will we be able to hang on to him come season's end? Yes, right now, he looks that bloody good!

2-1 v Manchester City (h) 25th October 2014
by Gordon Thrower

Scored as usual. The hoo-ha about the use of the wristy buzzy goal technology thing deflected attention of just what a good header it actually was. Another constant threat. Hopefully that shoulder is ok.

3-1 v Burnley (a) 18th October 2014
by Raedwulf

Not as effective as in other games, but hard-working again and took his goal well. Benefitted most from a much improved team display in the second half.

3-1 v Burnley (a) 18th October 2014
by Gordon Thrower

Scored one had a hand in the other two. If you get a moment also have a look at his movement off the ball clearly an instinctive footbal brain is at work there. MOTM.

2-0 v Queens Park Rangers (h) 5th October 2014
by Raedwulf

Lively throughout and scored yet again. Rapidly turning himself into a modern Hammers hero!

2-0 v Queens Park Rangers (h) 5th October 2014
by Gordon Thrower

Apart from the goal he was another who worked his socks off. Five out of five? That'll do nicely.

3-1 v Liverpool (h) 20th September 2014
by Gordon Thrower

He ran his socks off and thoroughly deserved the goal, meant or otherwise. It's been a while since we had two mobile players up front hasn't it?

3-1 v Liverpool (h) 20th September 2014
by Raedwulf

A sublime goal, a real handful, a deserved Man of the Match!

2-2 v Hull City (a) 15th September 2014
by Raedwulf

Our liveliest player on the night, and next best MotM contender. His "goal" has been ruled an oggie, but will probably feel he has arrived and I think he has. Lots to learn yet, but looking very useful so far...

1-3 v Southampton (h) 30th August 2014
by Raedwulf


1-3 v Southampton (h) 30th August 2014
by Gordon Thrower


1-1 v Sheffield United (h) 26th August 2014
by Staff Writer



3-1 v Crystal Palace (a) 23rd August 2014
by Gordon Thrower

(Replaced Cole) Some good chasing down in the 20 minutes he was on. One header saved. Promising.

3-1 v Crystal Palace (a) 23rd August 2014
by Raedwulf

(Replaced Cole) Had a good 20 minutes to run around, to no huge effect, after replacing CC. Certainly not the same impact that Valencia had last week, but he had a couple of chances, and he's had a taster of the Prem now. We'll just have to wait and see...

 

2013/14 Match Notes & Ratings

Diafra Sakho is yet to play this season.

 

2012/13 Match Notes & Ratings

Diafra Sakho is yet to play this season.

 

2011/12 Match Notes & Ratings

Diafra Sakho is yet to play this season.

 

2010/11 Match Notes & Ratings

Diafra Sakho is yet to play this season.

 

2009/10 Match Notes & Ratings

Diafra Sakho is yet to play this season.

 

2008/09 Match Notes & Ratings

Diafra Sakho has no entries for this season.

 

2007/08 Match Notes & Ratings

Diafra Sakho has no entries for this season.

 

2006/07 Match Notes & Ratings

Diafra Sakho has no entries for this season.

 

2005/06 Match Notes & Ratings

Diafra Sakho has no entries for this season.

 

2004/05 Match Notes & Ratings

Diafra Sakho has no entries for this season.