Midtjylland take Gambian defender on trial

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Gambian defender Muhammed Sanneh leaves the shores of the country on Monday night to travel to Denmark for a two-week trial with Superliga side FC Midtjylland.

 The 17-year-old Real de Banjul versatile center-back, who can also play on the right/left-back positions, has been invited to Ikast to tryout with the reserve side of the 2014/15 Danish champions.

Sanneh, a product of Serrekunda United, will play reserve league matches to impress and convince coach Kenneth Andersen that he is worth a place in his team.

FC Midtjylland signed Muhammed’s elder brother, Buba, on a four-year contract from AC Horsens though the Scorpions international will join The Wolves in January.

Their U19 team currently occupies top position on the reserve league table with 24 points after 10 matches.

FC Midtjylland Academy is the first Danish football academy based on the academy of French side FC Nantes. The academy has developed players like Simon Kjær (Sevilla), Winston Reid (West Ham United), Erik Sviatchenko (Celtic) and Jonas Lössl (Huddersfield Town) amongst others.

Sanneh’s trial was facilitated by Modoustic Sports PR and Elite Consulting, his brother’s current representatives.

Author: Modou Lamin Beyai