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Profile: Modou Jatta alias (PON)

Jul 16, 2009, 8:38 AM | Article By: Lamin Drammeh

Modou Jatta started football in the street called Sulayman Sonko Street in Bakau New Town when he was a small boy. He was admitted to Bakau New Town Primary School where he also took part in a school tournament and spend better part of his career as a winger right before been transformed into a right back playing for Steve Biko the club the joined in 2004/05 season. After a successful 3 year stink with the Bakau New Town Primary School where he has proven to be a good player, Modou moved to Latrikunda Junior Secondary School (L.K.) but failed to make any appearance for the Latirkunda side due to the fact that he was taken education as his first priority.

Shortly after successfully completing his Junior Secondary School in (L.K.) PON as he is affectionately called switched to Saint Augustine Senior School where he established himself as an influential figure while in the school.

Modou was one of the starts that help Saints clinched the Alhaji I.M. Garba Jahumpa memorial trophy sponsored by former speaker of the National Assembly Fatoumata Jahumpa Ceesay. Pon joined Bayern in the Junior Nawethan in Bakau where he played alongside his compatriots such as U-17 duo Pateh Nyang and Kemo Fatty (Papa Sarr) and Sea View vice captain (Samseeding Badjie) before switching to two times cup winners cup champions Benda-bii (Late FM) where he spend the better part of his Nawettan football career.

Due to his commitment and dedication to the game Modou attracted interest from may first division clubs but he decided to join his brother Assan Jatta at the Bakau giants Steve Biko in 2004/05 season. Despite ties failed attempt to win his first ever division one league trophy for his new club Biko, reached the final of F.A. Cup championship after eliminating Gamtel in a dramatic penalty shoot-out 5-4 before further went on to lost to Hawks in the final by 3-0 at the stadium even though he didn't feature in the final.

Despite failing to win any silverware for the 2001 FA Cup champions, Modou went on to win the heart of many fans owing to his commitment and hardwork he render to the services of the club. He described his gold medal.

Success with the Bakau Zone is team as one of the greatest moments in his football career after tremendous achievements which earned him two Zonal cup trophies with the Bakau Zonal team as Bakau recorded its 5th Zonal championship trophy and the first since its change of name from Zonal Championship to Mohamed Yahya Jammeh perpetual Zonal championship where the team was also awarded a discipline trophy including the best player of the tournament.

The business minded right back also played a pivotal role in helping Biko finished 2nd position in the recently concluded G.F.A. division one league championships for the 1st time in club's history. Like many of his Colleagues Modou's role model and hero is Barcelona and Brazilian right back Daniel Alves who is regarded as one of the best right backs in world football. He has his heart set on moving to Spain and one Point in his career where he described as the most outstanding league in World football.