Saturday, November 27, 2021

Ali Sowe Not Throwing in Towel in Golden Boot Chase


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By Sulayman Bah

Determined to grab the golden boot of Albania’s Super League, Ali Sowe isn’t throwing in the towel jus soon. The Gambian international is one goal shy of catching the current top scorer who is on 15 goals.

The forward is a daylight menace to defenders in Albania with a tremendous scoring run that’s having pundits running out of superlatives.

Sowe has never before scored more than five goals per season but that’s largely result of too many niggling abrasions that have dwarfed his growth in previous campaigns. This season though, he’s on a brilliant streak far from his profligacy-gripped days.

He is on 14- league goals in the Albanian Super League making him table-toppers Skenderbeu Korce’s top scorer and the second best on the overall domestic championship chart.

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He was out doing what he’s come to be known for best recently –scoring –this time in a cup competition match as Korce sashayed over Flamutari 2-0.

Ali fired in the opener following a goalless first-half in the 59th minute.

The Gambian raced through to break free in the box before pouncing on a pass from the right to latch the ball beyond goalkeeper Nurkovic’s reach.

Ali is on a season-long loan at Skenderbeu from Serie A outfit Chievo Verona as he hopes to make most of his newfound scoring form to return a finished product in front of goal at end of his spell in Albania.

Ali and his team were in action yesterday evening as we went to press.

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