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Profile: Alieu Jassey, Keeper Fortune FC

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That unprecedented feat in the history of the village’s football boiled down to a few things – consistency and diligence. And that’s what a key pillar in the team Goalkeeper Alieu Jassey (whose pair of safe hands preserved the team’s success) has in abundance. 

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The sixteen-year old conceded only two goals in the whole of the last season in all competitions and his clean sheet included crucial encounters against the bigwigs of the Brikama Nawettan. 

“I always go in to the field with confidence and dedication to keep my area free from trouble and I am pleased with my infield players who gave their best too,” he said.

Jassey was born in New Jeshwang and attended Tallingding Primary School where he picked up interest in football. His reputation as an agile keeper attracted Nawettan teams in Serekunda, first Unicorn FC at West and then United Stars at Serekunda East.  But it is at Fortune FC that Alieu turned into a giant, proving to be the dependable gatekeeper who aborted all threats and frustrated opposing strikers.  

With the doubles in Fortune’s cupboard, Alieu Jassey said he could look back to the past season as the glorious moment of his Nawettan career.

At club level, Alieu Jassey plays for Samger FC in the GFF second division. ”My ambition now is to have a call to one of the junior teams to realise my international dream,” he said.

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