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Profile: Fatou Kinteh Jeng Alias 'Peter Crouch'

Jul 2, 2009, 6:33 AM | Article By: Lamin Drammeh

Fatou Kineh Jeng is regarded by many including her coach, Choro Mbenga as one of the best and most popular female players in the country.

Her potential is said to be the contributing factor for her to be named after Peter Crough, one of England's solid strikers.

The lanky offensive forward was born in Latrikunda where she started playing in the streets of that area before moving to Kanifing few years ago.

Known for her creativity and superb goal scoring records, she quickly earned herself a place in the Gifts football Academy, one of the most successful football academies in the country. She spent three years of intensive training with the academy before being scouted by the oldest Female clubs in the nation's football, Red Scorpions and established herself as a regular.

" I decided to join Red Scorpions despite the interest from many first division clubs because I knew  that I will establish myself in the team and thanked God I have successfully done that," the striker told Pointsport.

She was voted as the clubs' most outstanding player during her debut league season with the Red Scorpion and was named the leading goal scorer in two successive seasons after scoring as many goals as possible for her side. 

 She is part of the first-ever national female team for the Gambia, which is currently undergoing an intensive training session ahead of the West Africa Football Union Championship, billed to take place in Nigeria later this month.

She was among the squad that recently made a historic 6-0 win over a Ziguinzor selection in Cassamance.

The young prodigy striker who has been recently linked to moving to other clubs played down the rumours and assured her teammates that she is always ready to stay and help the club to achieve great results.

 The striker could not forget her parents: Habib Jeng and Rohey Njie for their valuable and continuous contribution towards her career.

She is described by the team coach, Chorro Mbenga as an outstanding, determined, ambitious and courageous player who has all that it takes to become a profession player anytime soon.

The striker has made her intentions very clear that she would like to follow the footsteps of teammates, such as Fatou Sonko, Jainabou Faye and Isatou Cham who are among the stars recently exported to the English and German female league