Seven foreign football scouts due in Banjul

Friday, February 16, 2018

Seven foreign football scouts are expected to arrive in The Gambia this Saturday for a three day scouting visit.

They will be coming to the country as guests of Ebo Town-based Super Stars Academy that was established in March, last year. Two of them will come from France, one each from Italy, Croatia, Serbia and Israel.

During their visit, the host will organise trials at the QCity Sports Complex in Bijilo from 18th to 20th February. Ismaila Jagne known as Alex Kala, a former Gambia international, heads Super Stars Academy.

The academy currently has over 70 players and is planning to register for the Kanifing Municipality Regional Football Association Regional qualifiers.

Ousman Gaye, secretary general of the football academy said the purpose of the seven officials’ visit is to open up opportunities for footballers to turn them into professional players. He said the academy has over the years helped many players in becoming professionals, among them former Banjul United Star Pa Omar Babou, who now plays in Croatia.

The football academy’s vice president Abdourahman Barry said the academy is legally registered and affiliated to the KMRFA and Gambia Football Federation (GFF).

He said the would-be identified players from the upcoming trials would play a test game against Banjul United on the 20th February. 

Author: Alieu Ceesay