21-Year-Old Mustapha Sangare Goes From Uber Eats Driver In Quarantine To Professional Footballer
French footballer Mustapha Sangare has signed a professional contract with Ligue 2 outfit Amiens - after helping out as an Uber Eats driver in lockdown.
Sangare had been plying his trade with 5th division side Racing Club de France when the coronavirus pandemic begun.
What followed was a lockdown of France and when someone had to isolate, Sangare took matters into his own hands.
@Neysalepoulpe shared a story of the 21-year-old and stated: "A few months ago he was delivering me Uber Eats during quarantine & now he signs a professional deal."
Great story from @Neysalepoulpe - 21-year-old attacker Mustapha Sangaré yesterday signed a professional deal with Amiens, moving from 5th division side Racing Club de France.
"A few months ago he was delivering me Uber Eats during quarantine & now he signs a professional deal." pic.twitter.com/3pStdIl6Gm
- Get French Football News (@GFFN) November 6, 2020
Sangare's well wishes didn't end with his delivery career however, as he made a point of telling fans to "stay safe" when signing his contract earlier this week.
"It is with pride that I announce the signing of my 1st professional contract in favor of the Amiens Sporting Club," he begun. "See you soon at the Unicorn! In the meantime, take care of your loved ones during this difficult time."
The forward scored eight goals in six matches for Racing Club with two of those coming against Paris Saint-Germain's youth team.
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C'est avec fierté que je vous annonce la signature de mon 1er contrat professionnel en faveur de l'Amiens Sporting Club.
À bientôt à la Licorne ! En attendant, prenez soin de vos proches en cette période difficile. pic.twitter.com/7QpcHnW9SW
- Mustapha (@MustaphaSangare) November 5, 2020
His contract runs for three years and he could be one to watch in the future.
In regards to lockdowns amid the coronavirus pandemic, France returned to a national lockdown last month while the UK's begun on Thursday.
Non-elite sport has been postponed until further notice in England and a Balham Under-14 player let his voice be heard on Sky Sports.
"I don't understand it," begins the smiling teenage footballer. "Why can't we go play football in an open area, but we can sit down in a classroom; stuffy? It's like they don't like sports."
This lad from Balham U14s makes more sense than anyone in the government pic.twitter.com/NDuLzvyNQR
- Gary Taphouse (@garytaphouse) November 4, 2020
He continued: "I really don't know why we can go to school with 1,500 kids - but with 23 kids at a football pitch, we can't do it. It's annoying."
The views of the Balham FC youth player (who's counting the ref as one of the 23 on the pitch) actually seem to be in line with those of Sir Patrick Vallance, the UK government's chief scientific adviser.
Sir Patrick did not advise a youth ban on youth sports outside school. Also, in response to being asked by an MP if he knew of any instance of coronavirus infection taking place between children playing grassroots football, Vallance replied,
"Not that I'm aware of. There may be evidence, but I haven't seen it."
Featured Image Credit: @Neysalepoulpe/Twitter & @MustaphaSangare/Twitter
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