By Sulayman Bah
Three Gambian forwards are being tried with the hope of signing for a Senegalese club, Foroyaa Sport can reveal.
The trio namely Abdoulie Jallow, Bun Sanneh and Biran Jobe are undergoing trial with Senegal FA Cup holders Academie Generation Foot trading in the second tier.
Generation defied the odds in the last term by becoming the first club from the third division to clinch the Senegalese FA Cup. They outshone Casa Sport of the topflight to the title, consequently booking them a place in the CAF Confederation Cup qualifiers.
And ahead of a maiden appearance in the continental cup, the club is ardent on refreshing its squad , and are as a result, evaluating Real de Banjul’s Jallow and Sanneh, including Gamtel’s Jobe to their ranks after they having impressed club coaches, a reliable source told Foroyaa Sport.
Noticeably, Bun and new Gambia U-20 captain Jallow were unavailable for selection, including Jobe ,when their clubs clashed over the weekend at the Serrekunda East mini-stadium.
Should the trio sign, which according to an insider appears likely, it will see a significant soar in the number of Gambian players seeking new pastures in Senegal’s leagues.
As recent as last month, Hawks let go of Kabba Sambou, Alfusainey Gassama and striker Omar Sarr to Stade de Mbour on 12-month deals while Steve Biko also oversaw the departures of captain Modou Jatta and Saikou Conteh to clubs in Senegal.
These exoduses are stark remainder of the massive difference in player wages between Gambia and Senegal and are believed to be reason for players crossing the divides.
Last year alone, up to six players swapped Gambia for Senegal including Yaya Kujabi, Pa Amadou Gai and goalkeeper Modou Jobe.
Real de Banjul have since lined up replacements for the potential departures of their duo players -expected to be on loan basis – recruiting Ebou Kanteh and Bully Drammeh from Brikama United.
The Confederation Cup is littered with agents from North Africa and Europe scouring for talents. And being the selling club they are, Real will have no qualms cashing in on Jallow and Sanneh should foreign clubs come calling.
Jallow and Jobe featured for Gambia local based side against Senegal in the CHAN and are reported to have won over Generation Foot’s scouts there while there.