“I Used to Lend a Neighbour’s Bike to Train Every Morning at Fajara,” Says Steve as Striker Narrates Struggles

Gambian striker Bubacarr Trawally has revealed extent of battles she endured pre- profesional life.

The 26-year-old was giving insight into how it all began for him which involved occasions where he had no transport money and resorted to lending a neighbour’s bike.

“Those in the Gambia know how much I really worked hard. As a young kid, you couldn’t have fare everyday so I used to lend a neighbour’s bike everyday to go to Fajara beach. So whenever I go to the beach, I think about all these struggles. I think about those who are supporting me. It motivates me,” he said.

Steve turned professional in 2014 after wrapping up the Gambian league as its top scorer but his first Chinese Super League club ordered he be off to the second division having been initially unsure of his talents.

“Sometimes it is good to take a step back. It was a good decision that I went (going to Yanbian) to get the game time that I needed to show myself,” he continued, as he netted on his debut to earn Yanbian its first win after an eleven-year search.

That goal, the scorpion says, had him going on a on-stop ride, fetching a combined 17 nettings at the season’s end.

Steve later moved to Saudi Arabia then to UAE where he now plays.

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