Missing Gambian footballer found in Belgium

BY: Alieu Ceesay

Former Bombada FC striker Mustapha Drammeh who absconded while on trial in France has been found in Belgium, Gambia Sports can report.

Drammeh was sent on a trial to French Ligue 1 side Rennes through GloSports Company two months ago but the player surprisingly disappeared and his whereabouts has not been known since then.

In an interview with Gambia Sports, Hatib Janneh, GloSports’ partner in The Gambia, said the player was found two week ago.

“We want to inform the general public that Mustapha, the boy that absconded in Paris is finally found. He has apologized to us and also to his family and to all Gambians. He has begged forgiveness and we [GloSports] have forgiven him and he is back in training while we sort his situation.”

“We have given him place to stay and he is fine. GloSports is here to help Gambian footballers and also will not allow one person to spoil it for all.”

“We hope the present situation with the Gambian Football Federation and the Ministry of Sports will be resolved soon. Football is part of my life and I want the best for Gambian football,” said Janneh.

The sensational striker, he said, is currently with GloSports officials in Paris. “We are negotiating with Rennes on his issue again, but if that fails we will try another team.”

As to what was the reason advanced by Drammeh for his abscond, he said, the player said he did not know what came into his head.

In a separate development, Gambia’s all-time leading goal scorer, Adama Tamba of Red Scorpions female team has returned home from France where she was on trial with Paris Saint-Germain.

“Adama has returned home safe from PSG and awaiting her return,” Janneh said, adding that the player is waiting for the feedback from PSG on the outcome of her trials.