6 May 2013

Gambia U-19s Captain Named

Real De Banjul's loan signing midfielder Modou Jallow has been named to fasten the Young Scorpions armband as the team heads for Italy, Foroyaa Sport can reveal.

The forward who was recently fast tracked in the senior team during Scorpion's World Cup qualifier matches, will lead Gambia U-19s in an U-19 championship held yearly in Umbra, Italy, an insider intimates to this publication. Acquired from the Sateba Boys outfit on a one-year loan deal, the pace forward is the second Brikama United player to captain the U-19s after goalkeeper Bubacarr Sanyang. With the official team list to be unveiled today, five players namely; Alieu Jatta, Ebou Kanteh, Bully Drammeh, Adama Sabally and Babucarr Sanyang from Bikama United are said to have made the cut. The quintets are expected to be part of the Gambian contingent expected to have left yesterday.

The tourney, marking its fourth edition and traditionally staged in Umbra's provincial capital Perugia, had Gambia booted out in the early stages last year losing 2-0 to Slovenia before slugging out a one-all draw with host Italy. Gambia's participation is facilitated by a pact signed between the Gambia and Italian governments and is believed to be reason for Coach Luciano Mancini's stay in the country as Gambia national team coach.

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