Chris Samba hit with driving ban

Christopher Samba
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Former Blackburn Rovers defender Chris Samba is handed a 12-month driving ban.

Former Blackburn Rovers defender Chris Samba has been banned from driving after he was caught doing more than 130mph on the M65 in October.

The 28-year-old, who now plays for Russian outfit Anzhi Makhachkala, pleaded guilty in a letter from his solicitors to speeding and was consequently banned for 12 months.

When asked why he was speeding, the Congolese defender reportedly stated: "I was going home."

Samba has also been fined £350, with £65 costs.

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