Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Gambian Footballer In A Case Of Mistaken Identity: Signed Then Sacked In 24hrs


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By Sulayman Bah

A Gambian player has been left bereft after thinking he’d achieved his long- harboured dream of playing in a top league only to be signed and released in 24 hours, Foroyaa Sport can report.

Alpha Jallow, a Gambian-born who once starred for a Nigerian Premier League club, was initially elated to learn of a Turkish club’s interest to sign him while playing for Portuguese third tier outfit GD Alcochetense.

Representatives of the midfielder-cum attacker quickly made arrangements to meet second division Turkish suitors Menemenspor and a deal was brokered in no time with terms agreed.

However, it turned out the deal was a case of mistaken identity after Menemenspor’s agent had taken Alpha Jallow for fellow compatriot and Gambia international Lamin Jallow in the Italian second tier.

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The Jallow they wanted to sign (Lamin Jallow Italy)

The club watched Lamin’s footage and got impressed with what they saw prompting them to make a move. However, it occurred they signed the wrong Gambian striker.

Shocked at the embarrassing gaffe, the club quickly issued a statement having initially announced the capture of Alpha, claiming he has been released upon failing a medical, Foroyaa Sport understands.

Meanwhile, Lamin Jallow is in Italy where his Salernitana club is undergoing pre-season drills while Alpha continues to search for a new employer.

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