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Profile:Pa Sulay Njie, young determined Gambian professional player

Jul 15, 2010, 2:44 PM | Article By: Lamin Drammeh

Pa Sulay Njie is widely regarded as one of the finest youngsters in his position.

Born in the United Kingdom in 1992 to Gambian parents: Pa O. Njie and Mary Jallow Njie, Pa described both of his parents, as his main source of inspiration in his desire to excel in the game.

Njie who is set to earn his first appearance as he joined the U-20 team for the African U-20 Orange Championship next week started his overseas career with a youth team, called Pinley in the U.K from 2006\07.

During his stay with the Coventry outfit (Pinley), Njie who is expected to play a key part when the U-20 qualifiers gets underway won the Player's Player Of The Year before going ahead to claim the golden boot award with an impressive total of 30 league goals in his first full seasons with Pinley.

He has since earned the admiration of the club coach Mark Robinson, as a result of his outstanding performances despite spending only one season with the Pinley youth team.

The 17-year-old midfield maestro later proceeded to another youth team, called Hinckley where he penned a one-year semi-professional contract.

He continued his journey and on the way signed a 2-year contract with Nuneaton, the biggest professional club of his career to date.

Njie, a versatile player spent 2 impressive seasons with Nuneaton youth team where his magnificent performance was rewarded with a promotion to the Nuneaton first team.

His promotion to the Nuneaton first team was followed by a championship success, as his valuable contribution was the driving force behind the team's success.

Guiding the club to a Birmingham Senior Cup glory with only two years with the club, he described the club as one of the best football clubs in that area.

Njie who is eyeing a continental glory with the U-20 team, continued to impress in the Zametto football league as he went ahead to lead the club to a second place finish in the league last season.

He is not only good at playing football, but he has equally got a good educational background.

He began his schooling career with Marina International School before moving to Wickshire College, Leamington outside Coventry.

Njie further went on to hold down a regular first team place in the College football team.

He is currently pursuing his A level in business and IT level 3 in Leamington.

Njie is also described by his teammates as a player with some amazing skills and someone quick with balls who can easily beat defenders, as well as some wonderful attitudes every one would admire.