Mustapha Drammeh absconds after Rennes trial

Gambia first-division league’s top-scorer Mustapha Drammeh has reportedly absconded in France before the end of his two-week trial with Ligue 1 club Stade Rennais.

The 18-year-old striker, who left the shores of the country earlier this month for a test with the two-time French league and cup champions, went AWOL less than a week after his arrival in the North-West of France.

Omar Colley’s agent explains failed Sampdoria move

Italian club Sampdoria had an €8m bid for Gambia captain Omar Colley knocked back by KRC Genk, according to his agent.

Sampdoria were linked with the 24-year-old defender during this transfer window but failed to bring him to the Stadio Luigi Ferraris after falling short of Genk’s €10m valuation of the player.

Cercle Brugge and Midtjylland bid for Sanneh

Belgian club Cercle Brugge and Danish side FC Midtjylland have both made bids to sign Gambia defender Bubacarr Sanneh from AC Horsens.

Midtjylland and Cercle Brugge, who are owned by French Ligue 1 champions AS Monaco, made bids in excess of €600,000 which was accepted by Horsens but both clubs failed to agree personal terms with the former Real de Banjul defender.

Zico nets fourth goal

Spaghetti-legged Gambia international Momodou Ceesay scored a vital goal for relegation-threatened PS Kemi Kings who secured a 1-0 win over FC Lahti in the Finnish Veikkausliiga.

The Scorpions attacker, nicknamed ‘Zico’, fired past Miikka Mujunen eleven minutes after the break to send Kemi seven points adrift second from bottom HIFK.