Sheffield Wednesday striker Omar Damba has been called up to The Gambia under-20s side for the upcoming WAFU Nations Cup (via swfc.co.uk).
Damba currently plays for the Owls’ under-23s side, but he will join up with the national team later in November to represent them in the continental competition.
The tournament features 16 teams from West Africa who will battle it out for the youth team title, with The Gambia actually being the defending champions having beaten Liberia in the final in 2018 (frontpageafricaonline.com).
It takes place from Sunday 24 November to Sunday 8 December, with Guinea being the host nation for this edition of the competition.
Being called up for your country at any level is a proud moment, and representing The Gambia in an international tournament will be a great experience for Damba.
It will give him the opportunity to show his talent in a reputable youth competition, and he will hope to fire his country to a second successive title.
This is another step in the right direction for the 19-year-old, who signed his first professional contract with Sheffield Wednesday back in January having initially joined on trial from the Richmond International Academic & Soccer Academy (swfc.co.uk).
He has trained with the Owls’ first team already this season, which combined with an international call-up suggests that he is making good progress.
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