ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) – If you have ever seen Amadou Jobarteh, you will find a soccer ball at his feet.
The love of South Anchorage High School alumni for the game has no boundaries, no boundaries or boundaries, as you go with him no matter where you play the “world game.”
“I started as a child, growing up in The Gambia, West Africa,” said Jobarteh before training with the Wolverines for the first time this season. “Just playing a game, there is a lot of love, there is a lot of love and I love to play, love to read, love experience, love to grow. Every time I play like those things come together, it’s the same old thing again when I was younger. “
Talent quickly jumps to the pitch as he watches the South superstar, showcased by his quick feet, ball control and vision.
“You only do what Amadou can do,” said South Anchorage boys’ soccer coach Brad Horton. “You can say you grew up with the game and you watch the game.”
Horton goes on to say, “His ability to keep the ball at his feet, to take the boys (one against the other), to make things happen empty, what really, makes him a special player.”
However, it was his outspokenness that made Horton feel free to offer the “C” armband – representing the captain, although it could also represent the “character”.
“Amadou is a respectable young man, I never thought, ‘if Amadou is going to do something this weekend that will put him in danger on Monday or next week,'” Horton added. “She’s doing well in school … a really smart kid and the level of work she sees on the pitch she does out of the field.”
“He’s very good at leading, very good at communicating with players on the pitch, something special in high school,” Horton continued. I think when you do leadership and do it with your voice and how hard you work, there is something there, and you are definitely a special player and people see that.
Although he enjoys putting the ball on his back, he finds equal joy in seeing his teammates win, another trait he learned from his favorite game.
“It has helped me grow,” said Jobarteh about what he taught him football. “I grew up as a person and I grew up as an athlete.”
“I have learned that in football, in co-operation, through the low season, I went through the high season, I went through everything,” he continued.
And if a member of the 2021 Cook Inlet All-Conference makes playing football, being a great leader or student with a 4.2 GPA looks easy, that’s why it is.
“I’m a natural person,” he said with a laugh. “I am a natural person like myself, all my life. I was always trying to just push. Push for school, work, everything, try to be the best I can be, what I am trying to achieve. ”
The South African superstar will shoot the stars one more round as his football season begins.
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