Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Biri’s son Yusupha bags first goal in Portuguese top flight


By Sulayman Bah

Gambian legend Biri Biri’s son Yusupha Njie this week grabbed his first goal in the Portuguese top tier.

The 23-year-old plastered home the game’s winner after the tie looked head for a stalemate.

Making his first start since returning from a two-month injury lay-off, Njie out-jumped his marker in the box to connect his head on a teasing corner kick from the left that beat a hapless Maritimo FC net-minder in the 80th minute.

The goal doubled Boavista’s advantage reducing Maritimo’s initial first goal to a mere consolation after Mateaus had banged home the equaliser for Njie and his mates.

Boavista now climb to seventh in the 18-team league on twenty-seven points in twenty games.

The first Gambian to play in the Primera Liga, Yusupha is on a season-long loan from Moroccan outfit FUS Rabat with an option of a permanent deal at conclusion of the experimentation.

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