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Leeds United are big in Gambia – Barrow

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By Modou Lamin Beyai Leeds United are a massive club in The Gambia according to the Championship club’s on-loan winger Modou Barrow. The Scorpions international, who joined the Whites from Premier League club Swansea City on transfer deadline day, says the West Yorkshire-based club have a huge fan base in Gambia and added that many local clubs do play under the club’s name, which is sign of their popularity. “I am happy to be a Leeds player as it’s a massive club; everybody know about the history of Leeds, even back home in The Gambia – so I’m really pleased to be here,” Barrow told the club’s official TV channel. The 24-year-old, who made his Leeds debut in a 2-1 loss at Huddersfield Town last week, links up with his former Swansea gaffer, Garry Monk, who will be hoping that the Gambian boosts his side’s chances of getting promotion to the Premier League. Asked whether Leeds shirts can be spotted in Gambia, Barrow said: “To be honest there are some teams who play back home in Gambia who have named themselves Leeds United,” probably referring to Tallinding-based Leeds, who play in the Serrekunda East organised Nawettan competition. Barrow made 18 Premier League appearances for Swansea this season before leaving to secure more playing time at the Elland Road club.]]>

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