'I feel so blessed': Mo Eisa on his journey from Sudan to the Football League

25 April 2018 10:00
The striker is thriving at Cheltenham after leaving Sudan and the parallel rise of his brother Abo at Shrewsbury was highlighted when both scored in the same minute last SaturdayOn the edge of the Cotswolds there is another Mohamed making waves in red and white. Unlike Mo Salah, though, this is Mo Eisa’s first taste of professional football after swapping the Ryman South for League Two with Cheltenham Town last summer. Eisa is making history in his maiden season, all the more impressive given that 12 months ago he was at eighth-tier Greenwich Borough, giving Godalming Town the runaround in front of 156 spectators.Finding the net is in the family; Eisa’s younger brother, Abobaker, signed for Shrewsbury Town in January after impressing at Wealdstone. At 3.13pm last Saturday Mo and Abo scored in the same minute, the latter getting his first for the club, an eerie oddity and another step on an extraordinary journey for brothers who left Khartoum, the capital of Sudan, for Camden at the age of nine. Related: Football League round-up: Blackburn bounce back to the Championship Related: Large debts, absent owner, no identity – what next for Sunderland? | Louise Taylor Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian