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Swiss 2nd Division move delights Gambian Forward

Nov 14, 2011, 2:08 PM | Article By: Lamin Drammeh

Gambian versatile footballer Solomon Jawneh admits he is extremely delighted to seal a big move to the Swiss second division side Bavois.

The 27-year-old forward, who can also play in different positions, has become the latest Gambian footballer to secure a move to Switzerland from Swiss side Chavorney, where he only had a short spell as a player.

Speaking to Pointsport in an interview from his Swiss base at the weekend, Jawneh, who claimed to have previously played for the Gambia national U-17 and U-20 teams, reacted satisfactorily to a switch to Bavois.

He is however determined to help his new club in its bid to gain promotion to the Switzerland top-flight football next season.

Jawneh, a Caribbean-born Gambian football star whose professional career took him to so many European countries including Ireland and Spain, is yet to be handed his first club debut but Pointsport understands that he has played in a series of test matches for the new side.

And the bad news is that the player will not be in action when Bavois play their next league game on Wednesday due to illness although he is confident of a quick recovery as he has vowed to transform the Swiss side into becoming one of the best in European football.

Prior to securing a move to Europe to begin his footballing career in Ireland with Doubling Juniors, Jawneh has featured for a whole host of local clubs both at the school and Nawetan levels including Nyakoi Primary School where he became a key performer and team leader (captain) during his days at the school.

He proceeded to Basse, Bansang and Brikama to steer for various regional and Nawetan clubs with some achievements to remember before he eventually opted for a move to Europe where he is believed to have spent 14 years.

Jawneh, who was born to Gambian parents  Alagie Almamo Jawneh and Nakoi Kejera Jawneh, also told Pointsport that his switch to Bavois was greeted with joyous welcome by his new teammates and the club president and is hopeful that he and his new teammates can turn the club into becoming a powerhouse in European football.

He was also full of praises for all those who have contributed in one way or the other to ensuring his big move to Bavois while expressing optimism of returning back home to play for The Gambia’s Scorpions in their future international matches.