Former Swansea City star Barrow makes Scorpions return after a year absence

Modou Barrow

Former Swansea winger, who is The Gambia’s first-ever export in the English Premier League, Modou Secka Barrow has returned to The Gambia national team for the first time in over a year.

Barrow, who currently plays for the South Korean side Joenbok Hyundai, joined the team in El-Jadida Morocco after more than 24 hours of travel from his base in Korea.

This return means Barrow has made his first appearance in the Scorpions camp in over a year, during which he missed the March and June windows due to personal commitments.

After he arrived at the camp on Tuesday afternoon, the 28-year-old took part in the Scorpions second training session of the day with a recovery session and some light exercises as well as 11-a-side games, consisting of two sets of teams.

Barrow is one of the experienced players within the Scorpions camp that is expected to help the team in the coming AFCON games in Cameroon.

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Sainey M.K. Marenah
Mr. Sainey M.K. Marenah is a Prominent Gambian journalist, founding editor The Alkamba Times and formerly head of communications at the Constitutional Review Commission (CRC) and Communications and PR Consultant for The Gambia Pilot Program, under Gamworks. Mr. Marenah served as the Social media Strategist and Editor at Gambia Radio and Television Services. He is also the Banjul Correspondent for Voice of America Radio. Sainey is a human rights and developmental journalist who has carved a strong niche particularly in new media environments in the Gambian media industry. Mr. Marenah began his career as a junior reporter with the Point Newspaper in the Gambia in 2008 and rose through the ranks to become Chief correspondent before moving to The Standard Newspaper also in Banjul as Editorial Assistant and head of News. He is a household name in the Gambia’s media industry having covered some of the most important stories in the former and current government. These include the high profile treason cases including the Trial of Former military chiefs in Banjul in 2009 to 2012. Following his arrest and imprisonment by the former regime of President, Yahya Jammeh in 2014, Marenah moved to Dakar Senegal where he continues to practice Journalism freelancing for various local and international Media organization’s including the BBC, Al-Jazeera, VOA, and ZDF TV in Germany among others. He is the co-Founder of the Banjul Based Media Center for Research and Development; an institution specialized in research and development undertakings. As a journalist and Communication Expert, focused on supporting the Gambia's transitional process, Mr Marenah continues to play a pivotal role in shaping a viable media and communications platform that engages necessary tools and action to increase civic participation and awareness of the needs of transitional governance to strengthen the current move towards democratization. Mr. Marenah has traveled extensively as a professional journalist in both Europe, Africa and United States and attended several local and international media trainings.

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