When I was 16 I was nicking vodka shots! Sunderland fans react to Bali Mumba's inclusion against Charlton

Jack Ross has named his first starting line up of the season for today's game against Charlton Athletic at the Stadium of Light.

Saturday, 4th August 2018, 11:46 am
Updated Saturday, 4th August 2018, 11:53 am
Bali Mumba playing for Sunderland during pre-season.

Teenager Bali Mumba, 16, has been handed his first competitive start for the senior side - here's how Sunderland fans reacted after the news broke.

@LBarks72: Well done Bali Mumba #safc

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@Rotexator: Ha'way The Lads!! The start of a new era! Also glad Mumba is starting, well deserved!! #SAFC

@76skelly: More than happy with that team. Love the show of faith in youth by Jack Ross #SAFC

@WeAreWearside: Huge vote of confidence in Maja and Mumba. Ha waaaaaaayyyyy Bali lad smash it!!!! #safc

@mollya73: 16 year old Bali Mumba playing for #safc. Good luck bonny lad. You're the future

@ALS_Fanzine: Bali Mumba has just got his leavers hoodie back from the printers on Thursday, two days later he starts for the lads. #mumba

@Ridderz86: When i was 16 I was nicking vodka shots and working as a glass collector. Mumba starts for Sunderland. I'll live my childhood dreams our through him

@kylemurg: Bali mumba starting for Sunderland at 16... 16 year old me was looking for someone to go in the shop for a 2 litre bottle of frosty jacks.

@Distillerymad: Mumba starts massive statement from Jack Ross #Safc