A Roundup On Gambian Football Hopefuls Abroad

Mamos Media

By Pa Assan Badjan

Mamos Sports

In Italy, Gambian duo Musa Juwara and Musa Barrow grabbed the Serie A headlines as they combined helping Bologna fc to stun mighty Inter Milan away in their own San Siro backyard, beating them 2-1 on Sunday afternoon.

Dominant Inter took the lead just after the 20-minute mark through a Romelu Lukaku finish. The Belgian who was in the right place at the right time, tapped home his 26th goal of the campaign after Lautaro Martinez’s glancing header, rebounded off the post.

However Bologna’s resistance and statement of intend was briefed and straightforward as they pressed hard to restore parity before the break.

Gambian international Musa Barrow went close for Bologna after the restart with an effort from distance which crashed off the inside post but any hope of the visitors getting back into the contest looked to have vanished, as they were reduced to 10 men when Roberto Sariano was sent off for dissent prior to the hour mark.

But remarkably when Inter’s Lautaro Martinez had his penalty saved, Bologna turned it round and within a blink of an eye, The Gambian duo Musa Juwara and Musa Barrow scored either side to stun their host Inter Milan.

Juwara who hopped from the bench in the 65th minute pulled the strings in midfield and 9 minutes later, the 18 year old from Tujereng Kombo South, restored parity for Bologna fc with a solo left foot strike.
The Narazzurri couldn’t cope with the electric introduction of Juwara and after the host lost young defender Alessandro Bastoni for a second book-able offence, their defensive structure was simply awful.
Victory for ruthless Bologna was inevitable as Musa Barrow takes his turn to score the winning goal 10 minutes from time following a timely assist from Argentine midfielder, Nicolas Martin Dominguez.

Barrow a rising straight shooter currently under the radar of numerous European clubs recently in January, signed a loan move from Atalanta to Bologna with an option to buy for a fee reported to be around €13 million.

Meanwhile with that famous win Bologna fc skipped to 9th position at the heap, seeking a spot for Europe while Inter Milan dropped to 3rd place behind league leaders Juventus and second placed Lazio with 8 games to spare.

Bologna will host Sassuolo and visit Parma in the next 2 Serie A encounter.

In BULGARIA :

Ali Sowe was on target, Sunday July 5th in a one-all draw battle between his club CSKA Sofia against top seat LUDOGORETS at home in the Bulgarian first tier league.
Ali (26) opened the scores in the 62nd minute for CSKA. But the league leaders equalised 20 minutes before time through their Israel midfielder Dan Biton.
Ali Sowe a forward for his club found the net 11 times this term in 23 appearances clocking 2142 minutes.

CSKA Sofia and their biggest rivals LEVSKI Sofia jointly occupy the second spot with equal goals and points as they trail behind Ludogorets.

ITALY :

Gambia’s 20 year Ebrima Colley and Atalanta are in bubbles as they remain on course for a top four finish after notching their 13 straight unbeaten run after a 1-0 win away at Cagliari on Sunday July 5th 2020.

Ebrima was an unused substitute but their current good form has leapfrogged rival clubs Napoli, Roma and Milan in the top half of the chart and kept the fourth place spot thus putting pressure on 3rd and 4th placed Inter and Lazio respectively.

IN MALTA :

31 year old Gambian international Ebrima Sohna’s club Mosta came from behind to beat Santa Lucia 2-1 on Sunday in a nerve wrecking encounter that brought a sigh of relief as they are now uplifted out of the danger zone to the mid-table status at 8th place in a 14-team competition.

BACK TO ITALY

Big win for Omar Colley in the Serie A on Sunday night as his struggling side Sampdoria, brushed aside relegation-threatened SPAL 3-0. The win dashed the hopes of SPAL who are seeking for survival away from the foot of the table.
Having endured a difficult campaign Sampdoria are sitting on 14 place and 7 points off the the relegation mark with 8 games left.

Omar Colley who joined the club last term, started 25 games out of 30 league fixtures this term for Sampdoria and clocking 2250 minutes.

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