The performance on the wing, who did him no favors • The connection with Mabuka, who also came to the pitch • and the difficult childhood in Ghana, which fortified him on the way to dealing with difficulties • Godsway Donio has been silencing visitors for a month.
Donio with the familiar celebration.
Silences the visitors
January, and several offers for Goodsway Donio were placed on Maccabi Haifa's table.
Until then, the offensive player played a total of 213 minutes in the league, provided one goal, and his former coach in Norway wanted to transfer him to the league in the UAE.
On the face of it, in Carmel they were supposed to say thank you and release, since on the table it was possible to bring back Muhammad Awad (who did return in the end), but in the end it was decided to leave Donio, and the rest is history.
A month later, the 26-year-old striker doubled his number of minutes in the league, added another 90 in the cup, scored four goals, netted one more, and no one regrets the decision to keep him.
"He's not one of those people who will get offers and go knock on the table to get a release," the club said. "Donio is a quiet guy. Even when he was not playing no one heard from him. He comes, does the work and goes home."
Off the field, Donio has mostly teamed up with Cameroon defender Ernest Mabuka.
The latter cooked three goals for his friend within two weeks, and it seems that their connection has also reached the lawn.
It may be that an actor with a different character would have already found himself outside the pressured system in Kfar Galim, but Donio is not like that.
Despite the polished English he acquired during his time at Manchester City Academy, he is still in the process of joining the team.
The start was particularly difficult and alongside bizarre actions in games, the offender was aware of the noises around him, including the criticisms that killed him severely.
At one point, Barak Bachar's mental team, with Eitan Azaria and Danny Inbar, talked to him and asked him to concentrate only on football.
"In training, he scored in bundles," they said in Haifa. "It was only a matter of time before it reached the grass."
And it did happen.
Donio concentrated on football and from there adopted his celebratory movement with his fingers in his ears, as if signaling to everyone "you will speak, I do not hear."
Bachar also took time to digest
Bachar also took time to digest
In internal conversations Donio said he remains committed primarily to his family, whom he cares about financially.
He lost his father and brother when he was young and went to England alone as a teenager.
"He grew up without money for clothes and came barefoot to training in Ghana," people around him said, "so a little difficult in Israel? It didn't really scare him."
In Kfar Galim, it is said that Bachar also took time to digest his new purchase.
At first he will function as a winger, although he has similar qualities to those of Nikita Rokavica, the king of the team's goals.
"It was clear that it would be difficult to give him minutes while Nikita scored in every game," they said at the club. "Usually he came in for a few minutes when the game was over and he had a hard time expressing himself. He let him play as a wide striker and from there he blossomed. "
Haifa mention that in addition to the five goals he so far this season, Donnie two occupations taken from him due to errors in judgment and penalty squeezed against Beitar Jerusalem has not hissed. "He could be the player with the best average in the world," said Haifa humor.
Tonight against Hapoel Tel Aviv Donio's place at 11 is guaranteed.
On defense, San Menachem is expected to return from a straight line-up to the squad, and Charon Cherry, who has fully recovered from training and is in full training, is also in the 11th picture and may receive the credit in place of Yannick Wildshot.
The removed Dolev Haziza will continue to be absent.