Scorpions profile- Cody Drameh, right back defender

Sep 24, 2020, 1:19 PM

Our Scorpions profile this week caps off with another of Tom Saintfiet’s newest youngsters called up in the provisional squad ahead of the training camp in Portugal barely a week and half to go.

Cody Callum Pierre Drameh, born on December 8, 2001 in London, England is an 18 year old with career beginning at West London Fulham FC’s academy.

 He sealed a move to newly promoted Premier League side Leeds United for a fee believed to be rise as much as One Million Pounds (Sixty-Two Million Dalasis) playing for the Reserved side.

The right full back impressed in the Cottagers under-23 side last term made 25 appearances for the youth side in all competitions, registering an impressive seven assist and a goal.

Having a Gambian parentage, Cody caught the attention of Scorpions Belgian tactician Tom Saintfiet and no sooner called to the squad in preparations for the Afcon qualifiers that resumes in November, 2020.

Having featured for Fulham U23s two years ago at 16, he as well debuted for the Under 18 during the 2017/18 season where he signed a two year scholarship deal on July 1, 2018. Drameh went on to make his professional debut in the EFL Trophy for the Under 23 in a 3 nil defeat away to Oxford United.

The Right Full back defender can as well swift to the left side of defense been is described as a very quick and adventures modern day fullback who love to get into attacking areas thus making lots of assists so far in his promising career.

Drameh is credited for his love to get the ball and overlap upfront.

Drameh is 1.75m at height a characteristic much loved by Saintfiet equaling fellow defender and Captain Omar Colley at the center back for the Scorpions. Fans believe Drameh will be a great addition and set to be looking to make the Scorpions right back.

The young man will be looking to make into the ranks of Coach Tom Sainfiet’s 26 man squad for the double header against Gabon in November’s resumption of Afcon Qualifiers.

During his periodic visits to Gambian players across Europe, Coach Tom Saintfiet was instrumental convincing the former England Youth defender to switch allegiance to his ancestral Gambia.

 Having noticed the youthful exuberance of the current Gambia National Team with great tactical and managerial approach of Saintfiet, Drameh could not but accept the Belgian’s invitation and thus included in the 40 man squad list for the Scorpions week long training camp in Portugal.


Read Other Articles In Sports
Yorro Njie
Yorro Njie appointed into Foundation for Sport advisory panel
May 14, 2020, 1:30 PM

Yorro Njie, a 2016 Gambian Masters Sport Administration (MSA) holder from Russia International Olympic University  has been appointed to serve in the international advisory panel for sport policy agenda by Foundation for Sport, Development and Peace.

Musa Juwara v2
Who is Musa Juwara? From Gambia by boat to scoring against Inter
Jul 10, 2020, 1:21 PM

Musa Juwara arrived in Italy in 2016 on a boat as an unaccompanied minor, and since then, a new family and football have changed his life.

Bajo Jatta and others
GFF to organize meeting to discuss FIFA, CAF Covid-19 relief funds on July 18
Jul 9, 2020, 12:39 PM

The Gambia Football Federation (GFF) will hold a meeting with football stakeholders on Sunday 18th July, to discuss and approve the FIFA and CAF Covid-19 relief funds.

Ebrima Colley v3
Ebrima Colley’s Atalanta snatches vital point against Juventus in Serie A
Jul 13, 2020, 1:08 PM

Gambian influential striker Ebrima Colley’s Atalanta Football Club secured a significant point against Cristiano Ronaldo’s Juventus in the 2019-2020 Italian Serie A to boost their chances of qualifying for UEFA Champions League next year.