Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Striker Nuha: ‘We Have 90 Minutes to Die in the Pitch’

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By Sulayman Bah

Spain-based Gambia international Nuha Marong says he and his teammates have 90 minutes more to die on the pitch in a bid to secure promotion to the Spanish second tier.

The 24-year-old and his Atletico Beleares outfit face Mirandes in the promotion final leg after losing 2-0 in the first meeting last weekend.

The make or break clash is billed for this Sunday and Marong has spoken tough ahead of the would-be scintillating game.

‘We are focused on scoring as much goals as possible. We have 90 minutes left to die in the pitch. We have a tremendous desire (to succeed). We want to give (it) our best shot and we do not feel inferior to Mirandes,’ the attacker said.

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An erstwhile CA Osasuna forward, Marong who opted to play for Gambia after featuring for Spain at youth categories, is in a promotion battle with his third division outfit Atletico Beleares.

It took Nuha eighteen minutes to break the deadlock in the semis-finals in what was his eleventh goal of the ongoing season in twenty-six starts.

Achieving the feat of promotion will cap off a brilliant season for the towering front-man in a term he also earned his first Scorpions call-up with Gambia’s national team.

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