Gambian foreign-based players likely to move in January transfer window

Ebrima Colley

By: Baboucarr Fallaboweh 

Omar Colley remains linked with a move away from Sampdoria. His latest supposed destination is Cremonese. However, the Gambian captain has been previously linked to a move to the Premier League and la Liga.

It still needs to be seen if Modou Barrow will return to Europe or stay in Asia following a brilliant season with Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors, where he scored 17 goals in all competitions and won the FA Cup.

The Gambian international duo of Bubacarr Sanneh and Yusupha Bobb still needs to get a club in the summer. They hope to secure a new club together with Musa Juwara, who is yet to be given a chance by Thiago Motta in Bologna.

Matar Ceesay (AMAZULU FC)

He has witnessed two managerial shuffles despite registering a goal in all competitions. It has slowed his progress and left an impact. Under Benni Mcctharty, he played nine league games, while this season, he has only played against Cappa United, and it was under coach Brandon Truter. He has yet to make an appearance under coach Romain Folz despite being on the bench in their goalless draw game against Marumo Gallants FC. 

The run of play given by McCarthy led to his inclusion in the scorpion games against UAE and the doubleheader against Chad. His performance in the PSL and the CAF Champions League will convince suitors within and outside the PSL. 

Maudo Jarjue (Elfsborg IF)

He has extended his contract in January 2022. Believed to be one of the high earners in Elfsborg, injuries have kept him away, as he only played ten league matches this season. Maudo naturally used in big games was rested against opponents in the middle half of the table. 

He watched from the bench in the last two matches against Helsingborg and AIK. Coach Jimmy Thelin has used mostly Vaisanen & Holmen in the center back. Offers came in the summer, but Chuka will be pushing for more playing time or move as clubs in Spain, Germany, and Portugal need him.

Sulayman Marreh (KAA Gent)

Versatile at the back, Marreh has made a positive impact so far. The games he started this season were aggressive. In 9 matches, he had four yellow cards, which forced the coach to make some tactical changes. But trusting him and getting him involved will increase his self-belief. 

Gent was asking for big money in the summer transfer. His experience can be vital for teams fighting relegation or gaining promotion. Marreh midfield partner Ebrima Darboe is on the mend after recovering from a ligament injury. 

Options were limited just before the season started, with both Serie A & B clubs moving for a loan deal. Even foreign clubs were said to be interested in the Gambian midfielder. But can Jose Mourinho trust him?

 Ali Sowe and Ebrima Colley

Ali Sowe, the former Gamtel talisman, might already feel at home in Turkey, prompting Ankaragücü to trigger his release clause with Rostov. 

Sowe has three goals from 11 matches. However, the golden boot winner with KF Skënderbeu can score more goals which would be helpful for Ankaragucu.

 Ebrima Colley, the 22-year-old, has a contract with Atalanta, which expires next summer. This is his third loan spell. After that, Atalanta might extend his contract, or he will go as a free agent. Turkey might be his destination if a return to Italy and Serie A fails to materialize. Ebrima Colley has netted two goals and provided five assists in eleven games for Fatih Karagümrük.

Solomon Kanform

Pressure to come somewhere that football is more visible is dawning on him. If he can match those statistics with Sheikh Jamal within African clubs, Kanform might get his breakthrough in the national team. He is one of the most underrated Gambian midfielders. Kanform has been linked with a move to Portugal, Lativa, and Tunisian side Etoile Sportive Metlaoui.

Gibril Sillah

Gibril Sillah, closely spending a season with Jeunesse Sportive Soualem, his last league goal came against parent club Raja. However, Sillah’s options might not be limited, but he will fancy a move back to Casablanca.


Often, players are easily marketed when they attend youth tournaments, and the Matar Mboge U20 are unlucky not to play in the world cup. However, with captain Alagie Saine already being in trials in Denmark, eventually, he will likely be the player to be snatched in Egypt if the Gambia goes far. 

According to a scouting expert, Daniel Ajuh Saine is a fantastic talent.

“From what I saw, Alagie Saine, Sainey Sanyang, Muhammed Jobe, and Adama Bojang all looked like outstanding talents. I am sure you could attract interest in those four-plus Rashid.” Ajuh stressed


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