Gambian goalkeeper Baboucarr Gaye signs for Lokomotiv Sofia


By Momodou Jarju

Gambian international goalkeeper Baboucarr Gaye has signed a one-year-six-month contract with Lokomotiv Sofia in Bulgaria. Lokomotiv Sofia occupy the 8th position currently in the Parva Liga and Gaye is their first addition in the winter. 

The Gambian shot-stopper displayed a solid performance at last year’s AFCON in Cameroon where he helped the senior scorpions reach the quarterfinals in their maiden appearance.  He has moved from the German fourth tier to the Bulgarian top-flight league.

The Gambia Football Federation (GFF) has since taken to its Facebook platform to announce Gaye’s new adventure. 

“Gambian goalkeeper Baboucarr Gaye has finally been rewarded for his AFCON heroics by signing a one and half year deal with Bulgarian top flight side Locomotive Sofia. Gaye is one of the key pillars of Tom Saintfiet’s Scorpions and since making his National Team debut at the back end of 2019 in a friendly against Congo Brazzaville. He’s played in 14 matches and conceded 10 goals, keeping eight clean sheets,” GFF media stated.

“Saintfiet told the GFF Media that Gaye deserved such a high leap in his career. Describing him as a fantastic goalkeeper, the Belgian said he’s very happy for his first choice stopper, noting that such a move has always been his desire since the end of the AFCON at the beginning of the year in Cameroon.”