EYEAFRICA TV: Marrakech, MOROCCO: Former Wallidan and Gambia U-17 defensive midfielder Ebrima Sohna earned his 23rd caps for the Gambian national team against Guinea on Friday.
The talented enforcer was a delight to watch as he capped a superb outing with a goal. Sohna who made his debut against Algeria in 2007 is among the longest serving players in the current squad.
Notwithstanding, his inclusion and that of FUTTY Danso has raised questions than answers. Their unattached tag is seen as a big worry whilst section of the fans also believe their experience is needed to guide the younger players.
After his fall out with the current Technical director of the national team in 2015, Sohna and several key players were overlooked and he was frozen in various out of the team for three years until the appointment of Tom Saintfiet who has given him six call ups.
After his third goal for the Gambia the fan favourite Sohna told our medium that the country is dear to him and he will continue to do his best.
“Gambia is in my heart, my inclusion in the team has nothing to do with me not having a club. The circumstances or situation surrounding me is whenever they call a player and he doesn’t show up , then the coach calls me and plea for my help. ” He emphasized
“The promised I have made since I was zero , is that Gambia will never call me and I will turn it down as far as I have two legs and can run.”
He added: ” I am here to motivate the young players . I’m not in the national team to compete with any player , nor to fight for a place . If they have the players that can do the job , I will support the team. So it’s not that I am hungry to fight for a place and all that”
By Buba Jallow Fallaboweh
Eye Africa TV