“Ex-United’s Janko Not 100% Convinced About Playing for Gambia,” Says Tom

Former Manchester United right-back Saidy Janko is not fully persuaded to play for The Gambia.

Under contract with ex- Uefa Champions League winners FC Porto but on loan at Swiss Young Boys, Janko, Gambia News, understands, has been on the radar of Gambia for since 2011.

Gambia included Janko in its preliminary squad for Gabon which had to be cancelled due to the coronavirus.

Coach Tom Saintfiet flew to Geneva to meet the Switzerland-born during a scouting tour of Gambian players in Europe.

Saidy is open to playing for both Switzerland and Gambia whom he qualifies to play through his Gambian-born dad.

However, the Belgian coach remains “hopeful” but outlines the erstwhile red devil defender is not fully convinced.

“He is very willing to represent country of his father Gambia but on the other side he is still in a dual situation that there is a possibility he could sill play for Switzerland whom he played the youth national team for.

Photo: Saidy is counting on playing for Switzerland but is open to Gambia if that doesn’t work

“So, he is not hundred percent yet convinced but he is very positive and I am also very positive,” Tom Saintfiet told local radio station Capital FM.

Janko came off United’s academy before leaving for Celtic, Nottingham Forest, St Etienne and now Porto who loan him to Young Boys.

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