Dream coming true as Sierra Leone’s Augustus Kargbo now plays in Italy

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The 21-year-old left his mom and his lifestyles at his country in 2013 to pursue his dream and signed for Italian side Crotone in 2018. He made his Serie A debut ultimate month as alternative for the newly-promoted Crotone in a 4-1 loss to Genoa and has since been loaned to Serie B’s Reggiana to get extra time in playing.

“It was hard for me to depart my mum behind and my household at thirteen years to pursue my dream,” Kargbo said.”My mother is my biggest fan and my true hero as she’s a strong woman. My late father divorced her when I was a small boy, so I was brought up by her. “Things were hard as my mum struggled to take care of me and my two brothers. She did a lot for me to see me the place I am now and I’m very grateful to her.”

Kargbo was born in Freetown and like many African famous person players, he commenced playing soccer in the streets and additionally featured in junior mini leagues which is the place he was spotted by his agent Numukeh Tunkara.
At first my mum did not desire me to be a footballer; she wanted me to listen on my education as I was simply 13 years old. It took time for me and my agent to persuade her.

“I had fun when she eventually normal me to journey to Guinea. I had to sacrifice my education to try to obtain my huge soccer dreams to change the status of my family.” Despite being determined to move to Guinea to play football, Kargbo soon realised it was no longer going to be easy for him. “My first day trip to Guinea was my first stepping out from Freetown and my country. Initially it wasn’t effortless for me in Guinea due to the fact I was feeling bored and matters have been hard,” he admitted.

“At some factor I wanted to cease and return to Sierra Leone however my mum stimulated me to stay and focus on my dream. I tried to cope with the assist of my mum, my agent and a pal who his a footballer.”
Kargbo’s mom Fatmata Kanu is proud of her son but additionally admitted it used to be extraordinarily difficult for her to take care of the future and his brothers. “I feel good today. I’m joyful and proud of my son because he’s doing well,” she said. “I continually advocate him to be humble and behave well at any place he is, and he’s heeding to my advice. My prayers for him are for him to prevail in Italy now, and one day become the first-rate footballer in Africa.

“Things were hard when Augustus used to be with me, I sold cooked food to take care of him and brothers Idrissa and Michael. “Today Augustus is taking care of the family, his elder brother is in university and his younger brother has completed secondary college and he is hoping to go to college. “We’re grateful to the almighty God and we will continue to pray for him.”
“It is a dream come true to play in Serie A, I can’t specific how I felt when I entered the pitch towards Genoa, and how delighted I was,” Kargbo added. “It was a proud second for me, my household and my country. I’ll never forget about that day in my life.”

“I hope to get the possibility to return to Serie A soon. But for now I’m concentrating on my new venture with Reggiana I’m looking ahead to supporting the team reap their essential goal of gaining elevation to Serie A.”It will be a 2nd loan spell for Kargbo at Reggiana, having spent time with the club remaining season when he scored 10 goals,including the winning goal in the final Bari to assist them obtain elevation from the third-tier to Serie B. The uncapped Kargbo was one of the foreign-based players named by means of Sierra Leone train John Keister for pleasant matches towards Mauritania in Nouakchott on Friday, which they lost 2-1, and Niger in Niamey on Tuesday

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