Young Tigers Senegal, Babacar Khouma Start Performance Gear at Fiorentina
Firenze – El Hadji Babacar Khouma name may not be too familiar. But, he was the top scorer in Fiorentina today and is showing his talent.
Five years ago Babacar ever made headlines in Italy, when he won his debut for La Viola at the age of 16 years and 10 months. Teens from Senegal was even immediately scored a goal as his side beat Chievo Verona 3-2 in the Coppa Italia, on January 14, 2010
Two months later – three days after the 17th birthday – he carved his first goal in Serie A, when bending to Genoa 3-0 Fiorentina.
In such a young age, I wonder if the instantaneous Babacar said to have made a sensation. There are comparing him with African legends from Liberia, George Weah, others dub him as his Didier Drogba Senegal.
Unfortunately sensation Babacar finish of the season. In the following season he did not score a single goal from 18 games in the league. His talent did not come out in a row while on loan to Spanish side Racing Santander, and Serie B, Padova.
Only in the last season (2013/2014) Babacar “roaring” again. Attackers with 191 cm height was performed moncer together Modena, also in Serie B. Of the 41 games he was able to scored 20 goals.
Well, in this season Fiorentina draw Babacar back to the Artemio Franchi. Manager Vincenzo Montella directly even making a starter in the first two games. However, he failed to score.
In the fifth giornata, was born March 17, 1993 to carve his first goal, while Fiorentina drew 1-1 at home to Torino. In the next week Babacar back to carve his name on the scoreboard, when his team blew Inter 3-0.
Until now Babacar has appeared in 16 league games, 12 of them as a starter. From there he recorded 7 goals. The last two goals he made when bending Sassuolo Fiorentina 3-1 on Saturday (14/2) night.
Babacar so far is the most fertile player on his team in the league. “Competitor” is the closest defender, Gonzalo Rodriguez, who already packed 4 goals. As for the other attackers no one has scored more than two goals, including Mario Gomez and Alessandro Diamanti.
This season is quite promising for Babacar. But, as it is said Montella, he needs time to continue to show his ability.
“He has the qualifications to become a champion. But he still had to continue to hone his skills and improve consistency,” said Montella.