Gambia National Player Dies Travelling To Europe By Boat


Fatim Jawara

Gambian women national team keeper, Fatim Jawara-Jawara has died in a boat accident on the  Mediterranean en route to Europe last weekend.Jawara was one of the many African migrants taking the dangerous route to Europe from Libya with the hopes of reaching Lampedusa, south of Italy. The Gambia Football Federation in a release confirmed the death of the player with regrets, after the agent the player paid to facilitate her departure from Libya contacted the GFF.

According to the United Nations refugee Agency. “I received the news today (yesterday) and it has really shocked me. The young girl is a talent and on the move for greener pastures but the way she died is just shocking and sympathetic. We at the GFF are very sad about the development and on behalf of the Football Federation, I want to send our condolences to the family of the girl and her former club Red Scorpions” Gambia football boss, Lamin Kaba Bajo said