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Real de Banjul star Ablie joins Metz

Ablie Jallow

Real de Banjul Football Club is delighted to announce the transfer of star player Ablie Jallow to French top-tier side FC Metz.

Jallow, who joined Senegalese side Generation Foot on loan from the City Boys in 2015, signs a five-year contract with Les Grenats (The Maroons).

The Gambia U-20 captain played an integral part in Generation Foot's league triumph scoring 8 goals and provided 4 assists as they clinched the Senegalese league on their debut season.


President William Abraham and Ablie Jallow

Real de Banjul President William Abraham expressed delight as the team finalized Jallow's transfer.

Abraham told www.realdebanjul.gm: "We're very pleased to finalise Ablie's transfer to FC Metz who are a partner club to Generation Foot in Senegal. He left us in 2015 on loan with midfielder Bun Sanneh and am happy they've impressed during their stay".

"We have a good relationship with the Jallow family starting with Ablie's elder brother Buba Jallow (Meles) and we currently have a third generation of the family in Demba Jallow who is with our youth setup". Said Willy.

The President went on to laud the existing relationship between the club and its Senegalese partners Generation Foot.

"Our partnership with Generation Foot which started in 2015 has seen us sent several players to them for further development at their centre".

"And to strengthen our relationship, five officials from their club will be coming to Banjul on Friday to see some of our players in the local national team against Mali".

Olivier Perrin the coach of Generation Foot describe Ablie as a comfortable player with the ball.

"He's comfortable with the ball at his feet, it's beautiful to see him play. He has also improved his finishing this season."

"One of his strengths is his vision during the game, he's always able to anticipate what will happen," Perrin told the Metz website.

Everyone at Real de Banjul would like to wish Ablie Jallow all the best in the next chapter of his career with FC Metz.