Date of birth
French forward Amadou Ba impressed whilst on trial during pre-season in 2017 and was rewarded with a professional contract at Southend.
Ba played a part in a number of Blues' pre-season friendlies and got on the scoresheet in a 1-1 draw with Ebbsfleet United.
He also featured against Premier League Brighton & Hove Albion at Roots Hall and the 2-0 victory against Cambridge United.
He made his debut for the club coming off the bench in the Carabao Cup defeat to Newport County.
In total he made five substitute league appearances in his first season at Roots Hall.