By Buba Gagigo
Jose Mourinho has excluded Ebrima Darboe in Roma’s match Against Fiorentina which earned him his first Seria A win as Coach.
The Portuguese Coach first left the Scorpions midfielder on the bench for the entire game in his first official game against Trabzonspor.
Following this development, it is highly rumoured that Mourinho is working to sign Renato Sanchez from Lille, after failing to bring in Granit Xhaka from Arsenal. This raises concerns as to whether Mourinho has Darboe in his plans.
Ebrima Darboe was born in Bakoteh in Serekunda in The Gambia. He left his birth country aged 14, alone, arriving in Libya, before sailing to Sicily in Italy, where he arrived as a refugee after a six-month journey.
In Italy, Darboe was taken in charge, by the SPRAR, a service from the Italian Ministry of the Interior, as an unaccompanied underage migrant and ended in Rieti, where he started playing football with amateur club, Young Rieti.
Darboe joined Italian club Roma in summer 2017, making his Primavera debut for the youth team in January 2019.
The Gambian signed his first professional contract with Roma the following July, having just turned eighteen.
He first featured as an unused substitute in Roma’s 2–1 Serie A home victory against AC Milan on 27th October 2019.
Darboe scored his first goal for the under-19 side in October 2020, and got an additional brace later that month in the Campionato Primavera.
He recently helped the Scorpions secure a qualification for the first time to the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations [AFCON] in Cameroon