Jul 24, 2009, 6:48 AM
German-born Gambian defender Sainey Sidibeh, who plays his club football with a fourth division team, Germinia, in Germany, said he is extremely delighted to be invited by the Gambia Football Association for the upcoming Olympic Games qualifiers.
The 21-year-old centre-back is one of the few new faces that have been invited by the Gambia Football Association (GFA) for next year’s Olympic Games qualifiers against Benin in Cotonou in preparation for the world’s biggest event in 2012 in London.
After taking part in a morning training session at the Brikama Boxbar Mini-stadium on Tuesday, the former midfield maestro says he feels proud to be part of the Gambian team preparing for the Olympic Games and has vowed to fight for a place in the team.
“I feel delighted to be invited by the GFA to be part of this team and I am looking forward to making my first debut at the senior level with the Scorpions,” said the Hamburg-born Gambian defender.
“It will be an honour to represent my country and I cannot wait to get started when the qualifying campaign kicks off in three months’ time,” added the 21-year-old centre-back, who was part of the Gambia national U-20 team that travelled to Accra, Ghana, some time ago for the U-20 qualifiers but failed to appear for the Darling Scorpions.
Sidibeh, who has played for five different clubs in Germany before switching to Germinia, started his career at the age of five.
He also had a stint as a footballer with the German lower team ETV four years ago.