Saidy Janko omitted from FC Porto squad

Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Gambian international Saidy Janko has been dropped from FC Porto’s pre-season squad following his poor performances in their previous pre-season matches.

The Portuguese champions began their preparations for the 2018-2019 campaign with a pre-season trip to Algarve with the 22-year-old not included in the Portuguese club squad.

Janko and some other players were dropped from the squad due to their dismal performance with the Lisbon-based club.

Coach Sérgio Conceição said a dozen of players were omitted from his squad after their dismal performance.

Conceição revealed that some the players omitted from his squad including Oleg Reabciuk, Ewerton da Silva Pereira, Paulinho, Abdul Majeed Warris and Janko, who all joined the club this summer.

Conceicao further revealed that Janko and others were excluded from the squad after their woeful performance.

Portuguese media reports that Conceição has asked the club to find options for the players whom he deemed surplus to requirements.

The right-back who is still eligible to play for The Gambia, joined FC Porto on a four-year deal from French side AS Saint-Étienne early this month.

Janko joined Saint-Étienne in 2017 from Celtic following his fine form with the Scottish side.

The Gambian 22-year-old right fullback started his career at FC Zürich and later joined Manchester United.

In 2013 Janko moved to England at the age of 17 and was named Reserve Player of the Year by the end of his first season.

Author: Arfang M.S. Camara