May 19, 2014, 10:40 AM
The Scorpions’ new captain Ousman Jallow has heaped praises on the head coach of the senior national team Paul Put describing him as the best coach he has so far worked with in his professional career.
The former Brondby sensation was recently promoted to the rank of captain by Paul Put which was made public at a press conference held on Wednesday afternoon at the Scorpions’ training camp at the Seaview Hotel.
Jallow, who has called on the country’s football authorities to retain the services of the Belgian tactician, added: “Paul is the best coach I have ever worked with and more importantly, he takes maximum care of his players even if they are not on national duties.”
He also cautioned the authorities to leave Paul Put alone because he believes he is the right man at the right place.
“It will be a big blow if the coach [Paul Put] is fired because he is a good coach and the first Gambian foreign coach who has constantly been monitoring the progress or development of each and every Scorpions players in their respective leagues, which goes to show how committed and concerned he is,” says Ous Jallow, who is already in the country preparing to lead the Scorpions in their Saturday’s AFCON Nations Cup clash with the Stallions of Burkina Faso at the Independence Stadium in Bakau.
Scorpions defender Abdou Jammeh also added his voice to his captain’s statement by calling on the football authorities to retain the services of the Belgian-born Gambian tactician, whose hope of leading the Gambia to their first ever Nations Cup finals faded away following the Scorpions 1-nil defeat to Namibia in Windhoek last month.
Midfielder Tijan Jaiteh was the first player to publicly defend coach Paul Put when he announced recently that the entire members of the Scorpions team are fully behind Paul Put and that they do not want to see him leave the team any time soon.