Mohamed Daramy: Sierra Leone rookie scores on Europa League debut for Copenhagen

Mohamed Daramy
The 17-year-old had a European debut to remember after finding the target for the Superliga side against Riga FC
Mohamed Daramy got a goal on his Europa League debut for Copenhagen as they swept aside Riga FC 3-1 on Thursday.

The substitute got Copenhagen’s third goal in the 90th minute after replacing Rasmus Falk in the 79th minute – thus becoming the club’s youngest scorer in the competition’s history.

Viktor Fischer gave the Danish team a dream start after 18 minutes thanks to Pierre Bengtsson’s assist, however, the lead was short-lived after Vladimirs Kamess’ equaliser.

Pieros Sotiriou’s 62nd-minute penalty placed Stale Solbakken’s side in front before Daramy’s strike ended the Latvians’ quest for a comeback.

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Latvia’s Riga will welcome Copenhagen to Skonto Stadium for the return leg on August 29 as they chase a place in the Europa League group stage.

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Daramy began his youth career at Hvidovre IF before signing his first professional contract with Copenhagen on April 2019.

He is expected to play a role when his club faces Nordsjælland in Sunday’s Superlig encounter. Solbakken’s men are leading the table with 18 points after six games.