By Sulayman Bah Assan Ceesay has completed a transfer from local Gambian club to the Senegalese premier league, Foroyaa Sport can reveal. The young Gambian striker who plies his services with record quadruple FA Cup winners Gamtel made the switch, according to a source, prior to the start of the Senegalese league campaign.He joins Zigunchor-based Casa Sport FC on a two-year loan deal. Reached for comment over the weekend, Gamtel’s gaffer Tapha Manneh confirmed the story of the player’s departure. ‘He has moved there on a two-year loan,’Manneh, one of the most revered local coaches in the country, told Foroyaa Sport. Casa Sport has strong ties with Gambian top flight sides signing a bond of understanding with some of the GFF clubs. The Senegalese outfit is certainly reaping from such a partnership with Assan’s acquisition a clear testament. Ceesay –an exciting prospect with experience in CAF Confederation and Wafu competitions –becomes the third Gambian-born attacker in Casa’s book after winger Saloum Faal andBakary Daffeh, all players signed on loan contracts. Assan who looks up to former Liverpool goal-poacher Fernando Torres as a footballing idol, was an integral part in the telecommunication Boys (Gamtel’s) record four times winning FA Cup squad. Not the typical forward to rake in doubles figures of goals in a season, however his silky skills and pace are tributes that make him a standout forcing national team coaches to hand him a call-up to the Scorpions squad. But in the presence of much experienced foreign-based Gambian players, it meant he’s inevitably overlooked. In 2012 he got to make his national team debut from the starting line-up but with the local-based Scorpions in Liberia. It was not until in 2013 that he featured along with few local-based players in the Senior Scorpions 2014 World Cup qualifiers against Tanzania under Bonu Johnson –only two-years after his trial with Nigerian club Enugu Rangers. AssanCeesay is a Wafu Cup finalist.]]>
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