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Ousman Jallow dedicates goal to Gambians

Sep 8, 2010, 1:39 PM | Article By: Lamin Drammeh

Scorpions' influential forward and Brondby goal hunter Ousman Jallow has dedicated his goal in Scorpions' emphatic 3-1 win over unlucky Namibia to the Gambian football fraternity.

Jallow, who graduated through the ranks of the history putting The Gambia national U-17 team in the limelight together with the likes of Sainey and Sanna Nyassi, Ebrima Sohna, Tijan Jaiteh, and fans' favourite Momodou Ceesay among others, underscored the importance of the role the fans played in their victory at the Independence Stadium on Saturday.

"I think all credit should go to the fans for their massive support in ensuring that we achieve the desired result," said the former U-17 hit man, who could not hide his disappointment for missing out a place in the just ended qualifying rounds of the Europa League in their own backyard in the last day of the campaign after his team succumbed to a 3-0 defeat to Portuguese giants Sporting Lisbon.

But despite his failed attempt to help Brondby progress to the group stage of one of Europe's elite competition, the ever-determined forward wholeheartedly used the opportunity to congratulate Gambian duo Njogu Demba for the Europa League qualification as well as lanky attacker Momodou Ceesay, who was confirmed the third Gambian footballer to qualify for Europe's elite competition (Champions League) where they are pitted in the same group with Premier League champions Chelsea.

Ceesay was confirmed the country's youngest player to make it to the champions league after fellow countrymen Seefo Solly and former Scorpions Captain Jatto Ceesay made their debut in the competition in 2002 and 2006 respectively.

Jallow scored The Gambia's third goal against Namibia and his outstanding performance saw him set up the Gambia's second goal for strike partner Momodou Ceesay to tap home from a close range doubler to help Scorpions get off to a convincing start for the qualifiers.

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