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Estonian Top Club Set for Gambia Visit

Estonian Premium Liga club Paide Linnameeskond

Estonian Premium Liga club Paide Linnameeskond are set for a visit to The Gambia on a one-week scouting trip.

Officials of the Estonian top club will be in the country from March 23-30 to visit local partners Real de Banjul and Modou Lamin Beyai of Modoustic Sports PR with a view to furthering their already existing relationship and scouting of some players.

William Abraham, President of Real de Banjul, said Paide’s visit to the country is set to be an historic one as it is probably the first time that top executives of a European football club are visiting the country. “Their visit will be great because since our partnership with them started, it’s been always great. We look forward to welcoming them to the country and further our relationship with them, Willy said.

William Abraham

Paide Linnameeskond President, Veiko Veskimäe; CEO, Jaanus Pruuli and Sports Director, Gert Kams, will all be in the Smiling Coast during the week-long visit where they will also be opportune to watch the Scorpions’ 2021 Africa Cup of Nations return leg home qualifier match against Gabon.

Jaanus Pruuli, Paide’s CEO, said: “I’m looking forward to visiting the Smiling Coast of West Africa to see the great work that is being done there by Real de Banjul and Modou Lamin Beyai over the recent years.”

“Last season, both Alassana and Muhammed were among top players in the Estonian league and we were blessed to have the opportunity to develop them. I hope our visit will further strengthen our relationship with our Gambian brothers.”

    Muhammed Sanneh

Three Gambian players has since featured for Paide since the partnership started namely Alassana Jatta, Muhammed Sanneh and Patrick Sylva.

They compete in the Meistriliiga, the top flight of Estonian football and play their home matches at the Paide linnastaadion.

Paide Linnameeskond, also known as the Estonian Barcelona, is a football club based in Paide, in the capital of Järva County.

      Jaanus Pruuli

Founded in 2004, the club has played in the Meistriliiga since 2009 and have never been relegated from the Estonian top division.

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