JATTA RETURNS TO STEVE BIKO

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By Lamin Drammeh.

Gambian defender Modou Jatta, has returned to Steve Biko after a brief spell at Teungeuth.

And Biko fans are happy with the prospects of Jatta returning to childhood club for a second spell.

The talented defender has spent only 1 season with the Senegalese club, and was a key member of their title winning team that secured promotion to the first division.

The rocky Centre back, who also plays as a right back won the league months after moving to Teungeth, from local club Steve Biko.

He made 13 league appearances for the club and assisted 5 times, in the run-up to the title before going into forging a reputation as a hard-tackling Centre back in Teungeuth defense.

Jatta, who became a free agent after parting company with Teungeth, last year, has hailed his own contribution to the club.

“It was an honor to have played for Teungueth FC and helped them secured promotion to the first division in my first and only spell at the club. This is one of the biggest achievements for me as a footballer and I hope to build on the success going further,” said the former U-17 and U-20 defender who first came into the spotlight during the 2004/05 season.

He made his FA cup debut for the Bakau giant killers in a keenly contested FA cup semi final thumping of Gamtel in 2005.

 
Biko lose to Hawks in the final.

The former Linguere and Banda Bi youngster Jatta, made his Biko debut during the 2004/05 season and have since gone onto becoming a focal point of Biko’s defense.

He was the captain of the 2013/14, GFA league title winning Biko team and was impressive under coach Abdoulie Bojang. Biko went on to secure their only top tier league title in its 39-year existence.

The aggressive defender Jatta, marked his return to the club in a 3-1 defeat to Brikama and followed a 0-0 draw against Gamtel. He was brilliant in his third game in a Biko shirt, assisting the first goal en route to a 2-0 hammering of bitter rivals Wallidan.
The club currently sits 9 place in the 12 team league table on 16 points as the battle to secure their second title seems highly unlikely with only few games remaining.
NATIONAL TEAM APPEARANCES

Jatta was handed his first National team call during the Caf U-17 tournament held in Rwanda in 2011.
He traveled with the baby scorpions to the tournament as the defending champions but they failed to defend the title after heavy defeats to Congo Brazzaville and the Young Elephants of Ivory Coast in the group stage.

Jatta, who made his scorpions debut after coming on as a substitute in a 2-0 home win against Tanzania in 2013, has played a series of friendly international and world cup qualifier matches for his country.

He is currently the captain of the Gambia U-23 CHAN team preparing for the CHAN home based qualifiers against Mali in July.

With many national caps under his belt, Modou is one of the best known recruits in the national team.

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