The blue boys Wallidan Football Club have completed the signing of the Gambia Under 23 leftwing back Lasanna Jarju from the Gambia Armed Forces for an undisclosed fee.

The experience left-back signed a three-year deal with Wallidan bringing an end to his long spell at Gambia Armed Forces football team.

Reacting to the deal, the club (Wallidan) stated that Lassana Will add a lot of value  to the team.

“We believe Sanna will bring the much-needed experience required for us to make a big challenge for the title come next season. He is a proven winner and with a lot of experience in CAF club competitions. Welcome to the biggest club in the country Sanna”, the club said on their official Facebook page late Wednesday evening. 

Lassana Jarju became the second player to join one of Gambia’s most renowned and successful clubs within the space of six days. This new deal follows the signing of the Gambia U23 goalkeeper Musa Jatta from Brikama United.

The early preparations by the ‘Blue Boys’ indicate how much they are ready to strengthen their squad ahead of the new Gambia Football Federation Division One league season.

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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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