Monday, September 15, 2008

Lack of clearance hinders Kebba Bah’s England move

Monday, September 15, 2008
Wallidan striker Kebba Bah could not complete his dream move to English semi-professional side, FC United, simply because the Manchester based club are yet to receive confirmation of the player’s international clearance, Observer Sports can reveal.

Kebba Bah was snapped up by FC United who play in the Northern Premier League Premier Division after being recommended by staff at the Manchester College.

But the former Gambia Under-20 international will not play unless the club receive international clearance from The Gambia Football Association on behalf of his Banjul based-club, Wallidan.

FC United manager, Karl Marginson, is pleased to be working with Bah, but he is rushing into nothing, saying: "Bearing in mind what happened to Wimbledon and others in the recent past we are awaiting confirmation of his international clearance before he can be selected. Kebba is a highly versatile player who can play anywhere and I am looking forward to working with him."

FC United of Manchester is a semi-professional English football club based in Bury. The club was formed in 2005 by Manchester United supporters following Malcolm Glazer's controversial takeover which led to thousands of supporters defecting from the club. They are affectionately referred to as "The Red Rebels". Although the majority of the club's support comes from Manchester and the surrounding area, its supporters club has branches in more than ten countries including France, Poland, New Zealand, the United States and Canada.