By Sulayman Bah
Assan Ceesay has completed a transfer from local Gambian club to the Assan Ceesay 2
Senegalese premier league, Foroyaa Sport can reveal.
The young Gambian striker who plies his services with record quadruple
FA Cup winners Gamtel made the switch, according to a source, prior to
the start of the Senegalese league campaign.He joins Zigunchor-based Casa Sport FC on a two-year loan deal.
Reached for comment over the weekend, Gamtel’s gaffer Tapha Manneh
confirmed the story of the player’s departure.
‘He has moved there on a two-year loan,’Manneh, one of the most
revered local coaches in the country, told Foroyaa Sport.
Casa Sport has strong ties with Gambian top flight sides signing a bond
of understanding with some of the GFF clubs. The Senegalese outfit is
certainly reaping from such a partnership with Assan’s acquisition a
clear testament.
Ceesay –an exciting prospect with experience in CAF Confederation and
Wafu competitions –becomes the third Gambian-born attacker in Casa’s
book after winger Saloum Faal andBakary Daffeh, all players signed on loan
Assan who looks up to former Liverpool goal-poacher Fernando Torres as
a footballing idol, was an integral part in the telecommunication Boys
(Gamtel’s) record four times winning FA Cup squad.
Not the typical forward to rake in doubles figures of goals in a
season, however his silky skills and pace are tributes that make him a
standout forcing national team coaches to hand him a call-up to the
Scorpions squad. But in the presence of much experienced foreign-based
Gambian players, it meant he’s inevitably overlooked.
In 2012 he got to make his national team debut from the starting
line-up but with the local-based Scorpions in Liberia. It was not
until in 2013 that he featured along with few local-based players in the
Senior Scorpions 2014 World Cup qualifiers against Tanzania under Bonu
Johnson –only two-years after his trial with Nigerian club Enugu
AssanCeesay is a Wafu Cup finalist.