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Another Gambian pro joins U-20 for qualifiers

Aug 13, 2010, 2:08 PM | Article By: Lamin Drammeh

The Gambia Football Association continues to search for more foreign-based players and the latest professional footballer to be linked with the in-form Gambia National U-20 team is Abubacarr Touray Drammeh.

The 19-year-old right-footed midfielder who plies his trade with the Spanish regional team called Uecaldes arrived at the Banjul International Airport on Tuesday, as he is expected to join the Darling Scorpions ahead of what promises to produce a mouth-watering clash as The Gambia continue their final preparation in the qualifiers against the Junior Elephants of Ivory Coast in September and October in Banjul and Abidjan, respectively.

Drammeh who spoke to this reporter in an interview in Point office yesterday afternoon made no secret of his desire to play his part in a bid to help The Gambia qualify for the Youth Championship in Libya in 2011.

Born in Badibou Suwareh Kunda, Drammeh moved to Spain in 2004, following successful stinks with a host of local clubs in Banjul, notably the Young Africans.

He started his professional career with Salt FC in the Spanish Lower League before switching to Caldes and has since earned the admiration of another Spanish side, called Uecaldes where he continued to make a huge impact since signing a contract with the Spanish outfit.

"I will try to do my best to help the Gambia National U-20 team qualify for the next African U-20 Youth Championship and hopefully we can do it as a team, because the country is blessed with a good number of outstanding youngsters," Drammeh confidently told Pointsport.