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Tijan remains committed to Brann

Dec 22, 2009, 11:39 AM | Article By: Lamin Drammeh

Brann FC midfielder Tijan Jaiteh whose move to the English Premiership failed to materialise revealed to Pointsport that he is committed to the club that has shown great interest in him since leaving the local side, Gambia Ports Authority, to join the Norwegian giants.

Sunderland, Blackburn Rovers and Aston Villa recently expressed interest in securing the services of one of The Gambia's best midfielders following outstanding his display with the Brann side last season.

According to the man at the helm of affairs, he still remains committed to Brann as his contract with the Norwegian side is expected to run for another two years.

"I am a Brann player and I still have two years left in my contract, but you never know what will happen in future. My future is not in my own hands because I am under Brann's contract which I am committed to," the former Gambia Senior Secondary School student told this reporter on Friday. This was shortly after presenting football materials to four schools in Banjul as part of his foundation's support to the development of sports in the country.

Tijan went on to say frankly that he has no intention of leaving Brann until the club decides to sell him. He said he is looking forward to help Brann achieve great results.

"I am not in a haste to move away from Brann because I still have a contract with them, I want to enjoy my football with Brann, but anything can happen," the skilful midfield master told Pointsport in this interview.

The young Gambian player who helped Brann finished 4th this season further expressed his desire to help the Scorpions book a place in next African Nations and the World Cup finals.

Tijan was instrumental in helping The Gambia secure a hard-fought one-all draw against the Teranga Lions of Senegal in Dakar, during the final game of the joint African Nations and the World Cup qualifiers. However, the star could not prevent the Scorpions from missing out on both 2010 Cup finals scheduled for Angola and South Africa respectively.