Former Nimba United star player Sunnyboy Dolo has gotten his professional career off to a fantastic start in Latvia after scoring in his debut game for his new club, FS Metta.
Dolo’s goal in the 2018 Latvia Cup helped his team advance to the next round of the competition over Daugavpils. Dolo and fellow Liberian Van-Dave Harmon began the match as substitutes before being introduced in the second half.
Dolo was introduced in the 72nd minute as his side was up with a 2-1 lead. Three minutes after his introduction, Daugavpils got the score leveled, and the match went into the extra 30 minutes of play to decide the winner.
Eighteen minutes into the extra time of play, FS Metta fell behind by a goal. Daugavpils got their third goal of the match and took a 3-2 lead to make life difficult for FS Metta, which just couldn’t get the score leveled until a minute to the end of the match. But Dolo rescued the club in the 119th minute.
His goal was important for FS Metta, which would have otherwise exited the competition. FS Metta went on to win the match from the penalty spot 4-3 and advance to the semifinals of the 2018 Latvian Cup.
Dolo and his teammate Harmon are expected to return to league action this weekend when FS Metta hosts Riga FC on Sunday, August 12. The club is currently seated seventh on an eight-team table with four points from 16 games. After 16 rounds of games in the league, they are yet to win with their four points being collected from four draws.
Featured photo by T. Kla Wesley Jr.