Dec 7, 2010, 11:33 AM
The former Gambia Ports Authority midfielder Abdourahman Dampha, who is making his first call up to The Gambia senior national team in preparation for the three proposed international friendly matches is edging closer to signing a four-year professional contract with the Swiss First Division club Neuchâtel Xamax FC on January 1st, Pointsport was reliably informed.
The aggressive and skilful midfield star who spent sometime in a semi-professional league with the Algerian side Murudian club moved to Norway for a trial where he almost signed for one of the Norwegian side, but the deal could not go through due to the club's slow approach in negotiation paving the way for Neuchâtel Xamax FC to sneak in after just four-day trial with the Switzerland giants.
The 18-year-old who is highly regarded as one of the finest midfielders in the Gambian football, due to his skills and creativity in the heart of the midfield told Pointsport reporter that he went so close to signing a contract with a Norwegian side, but the deal had failed to materialise which saw him moving to the opposite side where he is expected to put pen to paper on a four-year professional contract in a few days time.
"I am closer to signing a four-year contract with a First Division team in Switzerland Neuchâtel Xamax FC on January 1st and I cannot wait to get started with my new club which has been my dream for a long time. I thank God for providing me this wonderful opportunity," the crafted midfield maestro told our reporter in this interview on Monday.
Del Piero as he is widely called further stated that he is a better player now than ever before, given the fact that he has got some great experiences and exposure since moving to foreign soil. He said he is ready to fight for a midfield role in the Scorpions team with the likes of Midfild duo Mustapha Jarju and Tijan Jaiteh, both of whom had established themselves as regular starters in Paul Putt's side.
The potential midfielder who remains positive about The Gambia's chances of making it to its first-ever African Nations cup and the FIFA's biggest tournament World Cup joined the likes of Pa Dembo Touray, Sanna Nyassi and Tijan Jaiteh in expressing their ambitions of becoming one of the best players in the world.
"My main objective is to break my way into one of the best leagues in the world and German Bundasliga is my most preferred destination," the 18-year-old skilful midfielder told this reporter on Monday.