Carpenter Sakho aiming to carve up Chelsea

Would-be carpenter Diafra Sakho wants to put the wood on the Blues
Would-be carpenter Diafra Sakho would love nothing more than to carve up Barclays Premier League leaders Chelsea.

Speaking to the Official Programme for Wednesday’s visit of the Blues to the Boleyn Ground, the West Ham United striker revealed that he would be working with wood, rather than a football, had his life turned out differently.

Growing up in the West African nation of Senegal, the young Sakho loved nothing better than to grab a hammer and chisel.

“When I was younger I worked in wood as a carpenter, it’s my second passion,” the top scorer revealed in the Programme’s Name Game feature.

Having picked football over carpentry during his teenage years, the FC Metz Academy product is planning to have the wood on Jose Mourinho’s Capital One Cup winners on Wednesday night.

Answering questions relating to his now famous name, Sakho also revealed a surprising choice as his favourite musical performers – Birmingham-based reggae band UB40 – while less shocking was his choice of the Senegalese capital Dakar as his favourite place in the world.

Elsewhere Big Sam, Kevin Nolan and David Gold pen their exclusive columns, James Tomkins is the main feature interviewee and Ian ‘Moose’ Abrahams chats to Hammers and former Blues striker Carlton Cole.

There is also full coverage of the launch of the DT38 Foundation charity in memory of the late Dylan Tombides, who passed away last April following a three-year battle with cancer.

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