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Back way boy becomes Italian Serie A newest star

A young Gambian who arrived in Italy by crossing the Mediterranean Sea has scored his professional goal in the Italian Serie A during his team, Bologna FC's match against Inter Milan on Sunday.  

Musa Juwara smashed the ball into the net in the 74th minute giving his team a 1-1 draw at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza - the biggest football stadium in Italy.  

The match ended with Bologna FC defeating Inter Milan 2-1.   

The 18-year-old's club wrote on Twitter: "Left his home country at the age of 14. Travelled alone from Gambia to Italy. Started playing for a local club in Potenza. Adopted by his coach. And now, he's scoring in Serie A. Musa Juwara, remember the name." 

Canada-based Sportsnet, which has millions of followers on social media, also wrote on Twitter: "Teenage substitute Musa Juwara helped Bologna come from behind to win 2-1 at Inter Milan on Sunday in a pulsating Serie A game which saw both teams reduced to 10 players and the Nerazzurri miss a penalty." 

Musa, who was visibly happy and relieved to score his first professional goal in the Serie A, is among the many young Gambians that made the make the treacherous journey across the Mediterranean to Europe in search of a better life. 


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