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Jaiteh makes Norway return

Mar 21, 2012, 2:20 PM | Article By: Sainabou Kujabi-Njie

Gambia international midfielder Tijan Jaiteh has signed Norwegian second-tier club Sandefjord to make a career comeback to Norway for the next one year.

Jaiteh, who is now ready for Sandefjord following his signing on Sunday, had a three-year spell with first division side Brann since joining them in 2007.

He left Norway after a short move to Randers in Denmark in 2011 and became clubless before his latest signing.

Teammates with Sohna

Jaiteh is now teammate to fellow Gambian international Ebrima Sohna, who has been playing for the club for over five years.

The club, which was playing at Norway’s highest league for two consecutive seasons, is now faced with the struggle to return back to the top where they failed to maintain their place since in the 2010 season.

With new signing, the club will be playing at the second division level for the second time to refuel hopes of reaching the top.

Determined Player

Sandefjord’s Arne Dokken after Sunday’s signings has said on club’s website that Jaiteh will help balance the midfield, has a tremendous capacity for work and covers a lot of room.

“We get a classic player at best and a good Premier League class. In addition to that he is good with the ball, this is a solid gain for us,” says a satisfied Arne Dokken.

Jaiteh has previously been involved in some controversy towards former Norwegian club but Dokken is not afraid of this happening with new club.

“Tijan Jaiteh is very determined to be a team player both on and off the field. We have spent time talking about the requirements and expectations we have for our players, both on and off the field. We believe that we as a club can be good for Tijan; so he finds comfort and can take the rate of new and further development,” said Dokken.