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Ebrima Darboe full of pride after featuring for Roma against Man Utd

Ebrima Darboe was full of pride coming off the bench for Roma in last night's Europa League defeat of Manchester United.

The Gambian was a refugee less than five years ago.

“It's indescribable, I don't even know how I could explain what I'm feeling," the 19-year-old tols Sky Italia.

“We always try to train to the max when we're working with the first team. The coach told me I am good, so just to play it simple and think as if I'm in a training session. I tried to do that and help the team."

Darboe continued: “I had this dream since I was a kid, but Africa is a difficult place to play football at the top level. I had a friend, who was like a brother, and he told me I was too good, I should speak to my parents and get to Europe, as then I'd play for the professionals.

“It wasn't easy with documents to get a visa, my parents tried, but I had no other choice, I ran away with two friends. It was tough, but thank God and thanks to Italy, I was placed with a host family and I am so grateful.

“After a year, I met a scout called Miriam Petruzzi and she changed my life. I basically became part of her family and I want to thank them so much. I know they are all watching me."

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