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GFF pays tribute to ex national team goalkeeper

Oct 15, 2015, 10:45 AM

We have learnt with shock and dismay the death of Mr Baboucarr Saho, a legendary former national team goalkeeper.With his individual brilliance and glittering career, it is no exaggeration to say that SAHO had set new benchmarks for others to follow in the service of our great nation, The Gambia.

Babou Jinneh, as he was fondly called, had a blistering and fulfilling career as a versatile and a no nonsense player in his usual engaging and refreshing manner, taking time for every conversation with confidence.

Baboucarr Saho’s unwavering dedication in bringing football to a wider audience as an unpaid volunteer, his remarkable passion for the game and his commitment to his work as goal keeper is magical.

As we reminisce on the achievements of this larger-than-life figure and a truly professional with outstanding abilities and qualities came through hard work, dedication and, most importantly, his undivided love and due commitment tohis country.

As we mourn a goalkeeping hero for his gallantry and unalloyed passion, we solemnly and respectfully remembered Babou Jinneh for his excellent services to his community, his clubs and his nation, The Gambia.

The former powerhouse of Gambian football would be remembered for his strong work ethics, tough talking and his capacity to surpass others and get things done.

The president of the Gambia Football Federation (GFF), Lamin Kaba Bajo, upon learning the demise of the legend led a high-powered delegation to the bereaved family to pay their respects, and to console them on the demise of the late Baboucarr Saho.