Banjul, Gambia, 24th March 2021. Since her childhood, Fatoumatta Sillah has forged the weapons to become a volleyball superstar. She is always looking forward with a ferocious ambition and a formidable mental strength. In less than two years, she had made a name for herself, and never has so much been expected of her.

Sillah is not the first teenage genius to burst onto the scene and make a difference. She certainly won’t be the last, either. But make no mistake: her sky-rocket to the top has been spectacular, and such a massive impact so young is almost unprecedented. Which players could argue that they enjoyed Sillah’s level of success between the ages of 15 and 18?

Scouted at box bar mini stadium in Brikama as footballer, the young tall lanker outside hitter would never believe she will later become a volleyball super star.

Since she was introduced to the African dream project center in Brikama, western Gambia, it was already clear she was developing rapidly. She became more athletic, more technical – it was obvious the brilliance between her and the others

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