Scorpions Dembo Darboe wins Golden Boot Award in Belarus

Dec 2, 2021, 1:53 PM

Scorpions striker Dembo Darboe has won the golden boot award for scoring the highest goals in the just concluded Belarusian premier league campaign.

Darboe, 23, scored 19 goals and provided 12 assists as his Shakhtyor Soligorsk won the league title.

 The last Shakhtyor player to win the top scorer award in Belarus was Nikolay Yanush, who banged in 16 goals and before him Dmitri Osipenko in 2012 with 14 goals.

During the course of the campaign, he won the most valuable player five times and six man-of-the-match performances.

He scored 30% of the team’s 64 goals this season and combined with the assists, he directly participated in 48.4% of those goals.

Dembo, whose siblings in Landing (Delpierro) and Abdou both represented The Gambia National team, was also voted as the player of the season by his fellow professional players, fans and coaches in the league.

 And speaking in an interview with GFF Media, he described the golden boot award as a dream come true for him.

“It’s a dream come true for me because I’ve been working very hard for it. I was always having this believe and hoping that I can finish as top goal scorer and thanks to Allah I’ve realised the dream,” he asserted.

Darboe thanked his teammates and the fans for making it possible to achieve such a great feat, noting that without them it would’ve have been possible.

“I’m so glad to win the golden boot and I know my team expected this from me which is why they spend a record money to bring me here. They believe in me and know that I have the potential to do it. Since joining I also try hard to prove that right,” he added.

With a record-breaking season behind him, Darboe wouldn’t be sort of suitors during the European summer or even the winter season.

There have been reports that clubs in mainland Europe are already queuing to win the race for his signature. And the young sensation is finally prepared to take the next step forward in his career.

“I have teams overseas, very strong teams that are following me but nothing is confirmed yet.

 I leave everything in the hands of Allah, anything he gives me I will take it,” he concluded.


Source: GFF

Read Other Articles In Sports
Gibril Sillah
Gibril Sillah hopeful of continuing fairy tale story in CAF Champions League with Teungueth
Jan 14, 2021, 2:26 PM

Friday's CAF Champions League draw in Cairo saw debutantes Teungueth FC being pegged against Esperance Sportive du Tunis, Zamalek SC, and Algerian based team MC Alger.

Kamaso commends U-20 boys, technical team for job well done
Sep 14, 2022, 12:52 PM

Former Gambia Football Federation (GFF) presidency aspirant, businessman and football enthusiast, Sadibou Kamaso, has commended the laudable effort of the players of The Gambia U-20 team as well as the technical team behind the team’s success from the onset of the WAFU Zone A tournament.

Serekunda West v2
Serrekunda West Nawetan qualifiers second round update
Jul 8, 2022, 11:36 AM

The Serrekunda West Sports Developmental Organisation (SWESDO) has commenced the second round of its ‘Nawetan’ qualifiers after successfully playing its first round fixtures with all games played at the Serrekunda West Mini-Stadium.

Lamin King Colley
GNOC to hold much-awaited AGM on Saturday
Jun 22, 2021, 3:18 PM

The Gambia National Olympic Committee (GNOC) is set to hold its much-awaited Annual General Meeting on Saturday, 26 June 2021, at the Paradise Suite Hotel at 11a.m.