A Striker Worth Gold
By editorial team
Moussa Konate is performing extremely well at the Olympic games, having scored a dramatic equalizer at the opening game and adding another double last night
While the rest of Maccabi's players were returning from the training camp in Spain and began their preparations for the Toto Cup game, the team's 19 year old striker, Moussa Konate, was going through an incredible time for him. On Thursday, Konate began his games with the Senegal Under-23 team at the London Olympic games against the local British team. The Senegalese team has been drawn into Group A, along with Britain, South American champion Uruguay and the United Arab Emirates.
The eyes of the British were set on Old Trafford, Manchester United's home field, where the British team went on the pitch for the first time in 42 years. At half time, the British team was on the lead after a goal scored by Liverpool's Craig Bellamy. Konate, who excelled at the preparation games, opened in Senegal's lineup and on the 82nd minute showed his level headedness and talent and with a gentle touch scored against British goalkeeper Jack Butland in what set the final score, 1-1.
Konate has already finalized his status as a central part of the Senegalese forward, with a quick double into the Uruguay net. After 10 minutes the Uruguayan goalkeeper had already saved one attempt by Konate but not his rebound. On the 30th minute the Senegalese were already left with 10 men on the pitch, but that didn't stop Konate from heading in a left footed corner by Souare. Senegal wins 2:0 thanks to a double by the Maccabi striker, almost surely guaranteeing its place in the next stage, even before meeting United Arab Emirates on Wednesday.