AC Horsens unveils Omar Jarju

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AC Horsens have unveiled Omar Jarju after signing him from Samger.

The lanky striker appended his signature to a four-and-a-half year’s contract as he opens up a fresh chapter on his career.

Jarju will become the fifth Gambian to play for the Yellow Danger after Bubacarr Sanneh, James Gomez, Alagie Saine, and Muhammed Jallow.

 

The Bakau-born player told Alkamba Times that he was thrilled with the move.

“We are all playing for opportunities like this—to play professionally and show our talent. It’s a big achievement for me to go to Denmark. As a young player, I think Denmark is a gateway. I am happy with the opportunity. I have been following AC Horsens since the time of James Gomez. Now that Alagie Saine is there, and Coach Matar Mboge too, I will feel at home once I am there.” He indicated

Jarju scored seven goals in 13 matches for Samger and he is hoping to go all out in Denmmark.

“I am under no pressure; the talent is there, and I believe I can develop more to be a better player. I am sure I will make myself and the Gambia proud.”

Jarju youth coach Pateh Nyang said the player’s journey is just beginning now.

Jarju joined Emmauel Perez, Julius Madsen, Simon Becher, and Rogers Mugisha in January arrivals.

“We are thrilled that one of our products, who has always dreamed of turning professional, has been signed by a club, which is an achievement for us. The credit goes to him because he is a hardworking kid. I see a bright future for him; this is just the beginning.”

The forward finished Golden boot runner-up in the Super Nawettan with four goals and was named the MVP in 2022. He finished as the leading goalscorer in the Nawettan with six goals in 10 matches. The double MVP guided Bakau to its fourth Super Nawettan trophy.

Bakau remains the leading export of players abroad in the Gambia following the departure of Adama Bojang to Stade de Reims, Dembo Saidnykhna to Vancouver, Kebba Sowe to Esperance de Tunis, Modou Lamin Marong to Interclube, and now Omar Jarju.

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Baboucarr Fallaboweh Sports Editor (Buba Jallow Fallaboweh) is a Gambian football expert, football analyst & columnist. The Stockholm-based Journalist is a media officer, football Scout, PR, Influencer and Digital creator. I started my journalism career as a football analyst in 2012 with Vibes FM and went on to work with CityLimit, West Coast, Hot FM, Freedom Radio, Eye Africa and Afri Radio as a content producer and presenter. In 2013, I attended Football Daily on the BBC SPORTS where we discussed the different styles of Football played in Africa. I Went on to freelance for The Point Newspaper, Freedom Newspaper, Daily Observer and Standard Newspaper before being appointed as Sports Editor with the Alkamba Times in March 2022.  I have worked for Magazines like Glo Magazine and Foot54 covering Gambian football and African Football.   Between 2020 -2021 I worked as a scout for the Gambia Football Federation, scouting talents for the U17 &U20.  From 2017 to 2021, I served as Media officer for GFF First division teams Team Rhino and Marimoo and also as media Officer of Banjul FC, fourth Division tier in Sweden and Darboe’s FC (Female second division club in the Gambia). I served as a PR for Superstars Academy.   With Afrencon, I was a data analyst before I joined LightHouse as a head scout for the Gambia project. In organizational structures, I served as the ambassador of the John Bass Kidney Foundation and one of the founders of the foundation creating kidney awareness in the Gambia.   I also served two positions in the Gambian organization in Sweden, as Sports chairman and the secretary of the associations.   After 12 years of being a football journalist, I was named 3rd best sports column writer in Africa year 2021 by the reputable sports media organization AIPS. I finished in the top 35 in the world with my article titled Back way: Gambian footballers in deadly Voyage to Europe.   With over 500 articles and interviews, analysis, profiling, features and news, I was shortlisted for the Gambia Press Union National Journalist Award 2022. I submitted the article which was co-written alongside Momodou Bah From Living Through Despair to Being An Agent Of Hope, The Inspiring Story Of John Bass.   I have served as an advisers to Football academies, clubs, and players and others. I have hosted dozens of shows and was invited as a guest on both radio, TV and the online press. I also covered the Gambia's maiden AFCON debut in 2021 in Cameroon.  

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