Gambia: Former Scorpions Captain Appointed Assistant Coach National U-17


Abdou Jammeh , known for his sobriquet T-Boy  Former Scorpions Captain and Defender  is been appointed by the Gambia Football Federation as Assistant Coach of the National U-17 Scorpions.

Jammeh 33 a native of Bakau played for all of Gambia’s national categories.

He kicked off national call with the U-17 in 2002 and in 2003 with the National U-20 before heightened to U-23 and Olympic side in 2004.

T- Boy was promoted to the Senior National team from 2005 to 2015 where he later became Captain of the team. He hung his boots after the 2015 AFCON campaign giving way to the current crop of youngsters under Scorpions Coach Tom Saintfiet.

The new Assistant U-17  Coach has played for more than ten clubs across Europe, Asia and Africa where he made movements while pursuing for higher career status.

He opened up his stint with local club Steve Biko FC from 2002-2004 before moving to Esperance Sportive De Zaris and won the FA Cup with the Tunis giants. After two years of his North African sojourn, T-Boy moved up further to Russia where he attracted FC Textile telecom in 2007. He moved a little away to club rivals FC Torpedo in Moscow in 2008 and was featured in 26 matches.

One of Abdou’s biggest moves has been in 2009 when he moved to Belgian League One side SK Lierse. He has been a fan favorite at all of the Club’s matches when he was been featured. This time, Lierse was at its peak and recorded remarkable progress at the domestic front.

 The former Scorpions Captain had spells with Kazma Sporting Club in Kuwait, Rops FC in Finland, Al Fahaheel SC in Kuwait, Al Shamal Sports Club, Qatar and ended up his active career with PKNS Football Club in Malaysia.

Abdou is a holder of FA of Finland’s UEFA B licence coaching convention. He will work as Assistant Coach to National U-17 gaffer Abdoulie Bojang whom he worked under while playing for the giant killers Steve Biko in 2013 when he returned to local football in the Gambia.

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