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Barrow’s move to Swansea delight Gambians

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Modou Barrow may be linked to Swansea Under-21 squad but he himself said he cannot wait to improve himself and scoring goals. If he does, he would almost certainly become the most popular player to come from these shores, eclipsing even the legendary Biri.

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Yesterday, The Standard conducted a survey of feelings about this move among Gambians.

Ousman Njie from Brusubi said the boys’ story is both a mixture of joy and sadness for him. “I am so delighted to hear my country’s name connected with the EPL, the most popular league in the world. But again this boy will have to wait for two years before thinking of playing for The Gambia because of our suspension. That’s the saddest part of the story”, he said.

Ebou Faye, general manager of the Independence Stadium said the news is very good. “To have a Gambian for the first time to play in the EPL for real is great because it will bring the much-needed recognition to this country and I can’t wait for that.”

Essa Jallow a sports journalist said Barrow’s move to the EPL represents a breakthrough after many attempts by previous top Gambian players to enter the English league. “I only pray that his trail is followed by many other Gambians in the shortest possible time. We should at all times work hard to give opportunities to our boys to excel. Nothing is impossible,” he said.  

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