Scorpions Dembo Darboe wins Golden Boot Award in Belarus
Darboe, 23, scored 19 goals and provided 12 assists when his Shakhtyor Soligorsk won the league title. The last Shakhtyor player to win the Belarusian top scorer award was Nikolay Yanush, who scored 16 goals and before him Dmitri Osipenko in 2012 with 14 goals.
During the campaign, he won five times MVP and six man of the match performances.
He has scored 30% of the team’s 64 goals this season and combined with the assists he has 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 player of the season by his fellow professional players, fans and league coaches.
And speaking in an interview with GFF Media, he described the Golden Boot award as a dream come true for him.
âIt’s a dream come true for me because I worked really hard for it.
I still had this conviction and I hoped to be able to finish top scorer and thanks to Allah, I made my dream come true, âhe said.
Speaking further, Darboe thanked his teammates and fans for making such a feat possible, noting that without them it would have been possible.
âI’m so happy I won the Golden Shoe and I know my team expected that from me which is why they are spending record money to get me here. They believe in me and know that I have the potential to do it.
Since I arrived, I have also tried to prove that it is true, âhe added.
With a record season behind him, Dar-boe wouldn’t be some sort of contender during the European summer or even winter.
It was reported that clubs from mainland Europe were already lining up to win the race for his signing. And the young sensation is finally ready to take a new step in her career.
âI have teams abroad, very strong teams who follow me but nothing is confirmed yet.
I leave everything in the hands of Allah, whatever he gives me, I will take it, âhe concluded.