Bakery Jatta, the story of a refugee who signed for Hamburg
Football sometimes leaves us incredible stories, so there will be some who are not able to believe her and others who are unable to withstand the tear. The last of these stories the Stars Bakery Jatta, a young African who has earned his first professional contract with a football team , just one year after risking their lives to cross the Mediterranean, fleeing from his former life.
Jatta was born in Gambia , a country with tourist facade but lives mired in corruption issues and half of its population in abject poverty. In that situation, Bakery Jatta decided to escape following in the footsteps of many others, risking their lives to get first to the North Africa and then to Italy, in a place full of dangers for many people is, unfortunately trip, the last thing they do in life.
Jatta exceeded hopefully that step and reached the European continent to finally end in Germany as one of a million immigrants and refugees who came to the country in 2015. He Germano was established in Bremen, hosted by an academy that created a former boxer, Lothar Kannenberg, precisely to help such children to integrate into German society.
Jatta in academia attended classes to train during the day and fitness classes in the afternoon. As his true passion was football and he was good over the young Gambian received special permission to train with a local team , and that would be the step that would change his life forever.
From the beginning, Jatta called much attention for their good condition and the potential to be assumed, since he still had 17 years. Precisely for being a minor, he could not sign with any club a professional contract, although already had several interested. Hamburg , Schalke 04 and Werder Bremen knock on the door of a boy who, not long ago, malvivia as he could in one of the poorest regions of the world.
In the end, Jatta opted for Hamburg . Just a week after turning 18 years , the historic German team announced the incorporation of the young player, who describe it as a forward capable of occupying any position offensive with great potential front, despite not having played before in a club football.
All these details about the life of this young player came to light, beyond Germany, following his signing with Hamburg, which on its own website dedicates an extensive interview. The news has sparked quite significance and there is already some excitement around the player, who all have wanted to see as a professional and see if you have conditions to succeed and round a story that, as with what you have, is exciting.