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Swiss Division two move for Gambian prof footballer

Nov 10, 2011, 3:26 PM | Article By: Lamin Drammeh

Gambian prospective footballer Solomon Jawneh recently decided to switch allegiance to Bavois, a second division team in Switzerland, after his successful spell marred by some tremendous achievements with previous club Chevorney recently came to a spectacular end, Pointsport can confirm.

The 26-year-old football star, who began his career with hometown team Bansang Forestry in the URR several years ago, has constantly been linked with a move away from Chervorney.

Having taken time to decide on his future move, Jawneh has finally opted for a change of environment and is believed to be delighted with the move.

To many fanatic followers of the Gambian star, Jawneh belongs to a selected group of talented Gambian foreign-based stars.

He is also regarded as one of the bright unrecognised prospects in Gambian football even though he has never been tested at the national level of football in his beloved country for play for his national team at the highest level.

Jawneh is fast catching up with reaching that level and has spelled out his ambition to wear his national team jersey if he is selected to demonstrate his skills and talent for his country.

He began his football career with a local team called Bansang Forestry in URR and also had successful spells in Brikama and a host of other local teams in The Gambia before breaking his way into the professional stage where he has made big impact over the years.

Prior to joining Chervoney, Jawneh had a spell with Spanish 4th division outfit Premier De Marr in the season of 2000 but he only had short spell there, which paved the way for him to sign for Bariluna, a 3rd division team in Spain.

The offensive minded star Jawneh, who can also play in different positions, had impressive stints with a host of other European clubs, including FC Zurich in Switzerland before moving to steer for Verdon Sport in the 2003/04 season.

But before that, Jawneh was a key member of Swiss’s 3rd division team FC Ranks, following his switch to the club in 2001/02 season and has since developed into becoming a key performer with the club.

Born in the URR in 1984, the ambitious Gambian prodigy has continued to contribute immensely in the development of football in The Gambia.

It is against this backdrop that he has established a football academy in Brikama Newtown named after himself - Solomon Football Academy.

The Academy, located at Brikama Sanneh Kunda, was founded in 2009 and has an impressive number of 108 kids who are trying their luck in the Academy under the guidance of Alagie Njie.

Jawneh strike rate alerted many European clubs for his services but he has maintained allegiance to his Swiss side Chevorney before finally decided to call time on his Chervorney career in favour of a move to new club Bavois.