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AC HORSENS SIGN GAMBIA U-20 CAPTAIN

Danish side AC Horsens has signed Gambia U20 captain Alhagie Saine on a six-month loan deal. 

Reports indicated that the club had agreed to extend the deal for an additional three years after the loan period depending on the performance of the 19-year-old. 

Saine, who plays for Falcons F.C in the Gambia top-tier league is expected to join his new club in early February.

This new deal came after the rocky center-back impressed the Horsens technicians in a successful trial at the club. 

The Gambia U-20 skipper will join the Scorpion centreback and compatriot Jamez Gomez who is a regular starter for AC Horsens.

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