By Sulayman Bah
Assan Ceesay has completed a transfer from local Gambian club to the
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
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.
By Sulayman Bah