Norway-based Sheriff Sinyan expresses delight playing for Gambia

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Newly Scorpion call-up midfielder, Sheriff Sinyan, has expressed delight in switching his allegiance to represent The Gambia Scorpions at the senior category.

The 22-year-old, born in Norway started his playing career in the Scandinavian country. Currently, he is one of the few newly inclusions been call by the Gambian-Belgian coach Tom Saintfiet during the Scorpions recent two international friendlies against Guinea Conakry and Morocco.

Sinyan has joined winger Dodou Dadi Gaye and Jibril Bojang to commit their allegiance to The Gambia Scorpions during the friendlies. He (Sinyan) played the full 90th minute during the Scorpions 1-0 victory over Morocco.

“It is a great honour to represent The Gambia national team. Its extra fun that we won both test matches in Marrakech in my debut,” he told Foroyaa’s Sulayman Bah during an exclusive interview

Asked about the difference between football in the Norwegian top flight and staring for the West African nation, Sinyan stated there is a big difference playing in The Gambia compared to Norway

“We met two good teams (Guinea and Morocco). There was a big difference playing in The Gambia compared to in Norway. The football culture and playing times were different. The players were more physical and the duels were tougher. It was a good test to try against so many good players, I got good feedback from the coaches.

According to him, the biggest challenge was playing under the heat in Morocco as it was 30 degrees every day, but he got used to it eventually.

 Sinyan played youth football for Oppsal IF and Holmlia SK, and was also featured briefly in Holmlia’s senior team before joining Lillestrøm.

Author: Arfang M.S. Camara