Star profile: Ousman Jallow
Thursday, June 05, 2008
Al Ain FC (United Arab Emirates)
Born on October 21, 1988, Ousman Jallow is one of the most successful Gambian youth players, who is currently making names himself at the senior level.
A former Wallidan prodigy, Jallow currently plays his professional football with United Arab Emirate's outfit, FC Al Ain.
He was the skipper of the Gambia national youth team that brought the nation her first-ever international tittle, when The Gambia hosted and won the sixth edition of the CAF Under 17 championship in 2005.
Jallow added more icing on the cake when he formed the cream of the Gambian team that clinched the bronze medal in the 2007 CAF Under 20 Youth Championship finals hosted in Congo Brazzaville. He also finished that tournament as the deserved leading goalscorer.
Ousman Jallow was also a member of the youth team that participated in the 2007 FIFA Under 20 World Cup finals in Canada.
Jallow received his first Scorpions cap on September 9, 2007 when the Scorpions hosted Algeria in the final group match of the 2008 Nations Cup qualifier campaign.
However, the striker still has a mixed feeling for that game - as helped Gambia to beat the Northerners 2-1, before missing a penalty, then a red card, which eventually ruled him out of Scorpions first two matches in the 2010 joint World Cup and Nations Cup qualifier campaign.
Jallow has currently joined the Scorpions camp as he look forward to taking a centre stage when Gambia host Algeria one week after the Senegal tie on Sunday.
Name: Ousman Jallow
D.O.B: 21 October 1988
Place of birth: Gambia
Height: 1.81 m
Playing position: Striker
Current club: Al Ain FC
2005-2006: Al-Ain FC
2006-2007: Raja Casablanca (loan)
2007-present: Al-Ain FC