FOROYAA Newspaper (Serrekunda)

9 January 2013

Gambia: Jallow's Absence 'Affects' Brikama

Brikama are 'little' affected by Modou Jallow's decision to join Real De Banjul albeit on loan basis, says Brikama United Coach Sulayman Kuyateh.

The nitty-gritty of the deal remained undisclosed to the press but Modou Jallow sealed a move to the capital club for one year, last week.

Sulayman Kuyateh concedes that the player's departure 'affects' his Sateba Boys but insists 'not to that extent'.

"There could always be replacements. We will have replacements for him. Yeah it affects us a little but like I said not that much", Coach Kuyateh who is in second spell as West Coast Region side's manager said opening up for the first time since the move last week, told Foroyaa Sports.

The acquisition of the ex-Brikama vice-captain 'Figo' is show of Real De Banjul's audacious ambition to reach, at least, the second round of the Caf Champions league and retain the championship title on the domestic front.

Fielded as a midfielder-winger in Brikama, his presence gives coach Alagie Sarr options up in attack with Bubacarr Trawally, Modou Njie Sarr, Musa Bala Sowe, on-trial Buba Melez Jallow and Dimingo Manneh making up a fierce-looking lethal frontline.

'Figo' had a short stint with Armed Forces during the soldiers' participation in the Military Cup in Ivory Coast.

He was handed his first national team cap in a 1-1- stalemate against Angola making it from the Scorpion starting lineup.

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