A civil war. A murder. A life with little hope in a strict orphanage.
From his native Guinea-Bissau to an orphanage in Portugal, it never looked likely that the 26-year-old forward would ever even have the chance to even pursue a professional soccer career. But his talent, perseverance and a huge assist from a man he now calls his father gave him a shot at a new life. He’s taken full advantage with SKC, who he leads with seven goals in 25 games this season.