Gambian teen refugee scores first goal in Italian league

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Musa Juwara, the teenage striker for Italian Serie A club Bologna, has said it was a “dream” to score his first goal on Sunday.

“I really want to thank the coach for showing me that trust,” said the 18-year-old who came on as a substitute.

His is a remarkable story. Juwara arrived in the Italian island of Sicily in 2016 on a migrant boat as an unaccompanied minor, then aged 14.

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“I’m really happy to score my first goal, which I want to dedicate to my family and all those who have helped me on my journey. This is a dream for me and a day I’ll remember for the rest of my life,” Reuters news agency quotes Juwara as saying after Sunday’s win.

His compatriot, Musa Barrow, scored the other goal as the 10-man visitors claimed an unlikely 2-1 win over Inter Milan.


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