Second-year scholar Talibeh Jallow has been selected in the Gambia squad for the 2021 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations.
The tournament, which has been rescheduled from December 2020 due to COVID-19, will take place between 14 February and 6 March in Mauritania.
Jallow will fly out to the Gambian capital of Banjul this weekend, to join up with his national team ahead of next month’s tournament.
He is one of three UK-based players to be called up to the Young Scorpions squad along with Ethan Bojang (Doncaster Rovers) and Serine Sanneh (West Ham United).
The Gambia, placed in Group C, will kick-off their 2021 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations on 16 February against Morocco before taking on Tanzania three days later and then wrapping up their group campaign with a derby match against Ghana on 22 February.
The top two teams from each of the three groups, along with the two best third-placed teams, will progress through to the knockout stages of the tournament, which take place from 25 February.
The four who make it past the quarter finals will not only compete for a place in the Final, but will also represent Africa at the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Indonesia later this year. The Final is set for 6 March at the Stade Olympique Nouakchott.
mkdons.com and the Club’s social media channels will keep supporters updated with Jallow's progress during his time at the tournament.