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Reds sign Gambian defenders
March 3, 2009, 1:57 PM
Filed under: Amadou Sanyang, Emmanuel Gomez, Signing, Toronto FC

Toronto FC announced Tuesday that they have signed defenders Emmanuel Gomez and Amadou Sanyang to MLS contracts. Gomez was acquired from Samger Football Club of the Gambian National 1st Division, while Sanyang arrives from Real de Banjul Football Club in Gambia. As per league and team policy, financial details were not announced.

“Both these players are great young talents and have a huge future ahead of them,” said manager, director of soccer Mo Johnston. “Gomez is very good in the air, has very good speed and is an outstanding young centre back. Amadou has great ability as well; he’s very talented and will be a great asset for many years to come. We are delighted to have them both on board.”

Gomez, 18, has been a fixture in both his club side and a regular member of the Gambian U-20 National Team. He was a member of the squad that competed in qualification for the 2009 African Championship, and has most recently been selected to train with the Senior team.

Sanyang, 17, was a member of the Gambian U-17 squad, and is currently part of the U-20 squad. In 2007, he was honoured as the Best Midfielder in the National League and was part of the winning team that captured the Four Nation Tournament held in Ivory Coast that year. In that tournament he was named MVP runner-up.

Due to his age, Sanyang will not be able to become a full member of the Toronto FC Senior squad until his 18th birthday. Until that time the defender will train with both the senior team and TFC Academy and be able to play matches for the Academy. Sanyang turns 18 August 1, the same day that Toronto FC faces the New England Revolution at Gillette Stadium and if selected, could make his debut with the first team on that date.

Both players will arrive in Toronto following the completion of all international transfer and immigration procedures.

Emmanuel Gomez
Position: Defender
Height: 6-3
Weight: 171
Birthdate: December 20, 1990
Nationality: Gambian
Roster Status: International

Amadou Sanyang
Position: Defender
Height: 6-0
Weight: 165
Birthdate: August 1, 1991
Nationality: Gambian
Roster Status: International

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tfc has made a very timely and unregretably decision by capturing the signature of two of gambia’s must promising talents,am sure without doubt that tfc would’nt regret it in fact would even come back to the gambia to capture more lads because of the successes registered by sanyang and gomez,i wish them the best of luck

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