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21-man U-20 Squad named as Gambia leaves Banjul tomorrow

Apr 11, 2011, 3:33 PM | Article By: Lamin Drammeh

The Gambia National U-20 team under the tutelage of coach Lamin Sarr will be heading to Johannesburg, South Africa, for the 17th Edition of Caf African U-20 Youth Football Tournament tomorrow barely four days after the final squad has been named.

Coach Sarr, alongside his two assistants in Wallidan’s Foday Bah and Abdoulie Bojang of Steve Biko, has since Friday confirmed the selection of the final 21-man squad as they set to leave the shores of the country for Johannesburg for the championship.

The team includes six foreign based players: Ousman Jarju of Spanish giants Atletico Madrid, Omar Jassey of Saint Jose Earthquake in MLS, Matarr Nesta Jobe of Iceland, Omar Colley of MLS, Ebrima Kanteh Ndow of Spain and Babucarr Jammeh, aka Mal, who plies his trade in the US.

Six players that could not make up the team are Alieu Darboe of Lens, France, Abubacarr Drammeh Touray of Spain, Sainey Sambou of Africell Saint Matty, Buba Sama of Armed Forces, Lamin Gibba of Wallidan and Dawda Ceesay from Hawks Football Club.

The following names make up the full squad: Musa Camara, Alagie Nyabally, Bubacarr Sanyang, Pateh Nyang, Babucarr Savage, Matarr Jobe, Alasana Camara, Lamin Sarjo Samateh, Ebrima Camara, Omar Colley, Mustapha Jatta, Abdou Njie, Babucarr Jammeh, Ebrahim Kanteh Ndow, Omar Jassey, Pa Sulay Badjie, Ebrima Camara, Saihou Gassama, Ousman Jarju, Saikou Jawneh and Mamut Saine.

Meanwhile, reports reaching Pointsport has learnt that rocky centre back Lamin Samateh, aka Bassman, who is playing his professional football in Croatia, will not travel to South Africa due to his club’s reluctance to release the former Steve Biko no-nonsense defender.