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Barrow opts for Gambia over Sweden

Published On 23/05/2015 | By AFS Staff | AFCON, Africa, Europe, Latest News, Premier League, Top Stories

Swansea City striker Modou Barrow has turned down Sweden and pledged his international future to Gambia.

The ex- Ostersunds FK man was last week named in a list of 21 foreign-based players invited for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against South Africa on June 13th.

Barrow eligible to also represent Sweden was rumoured to have been handed an invitation to join the European country’s U-21 championship side this summer.

However Barrow took to twitter to confirm that he has chosen to pledge his international future to the country of his birth.

“As you all might already know, I am eligible for either The Gambia and Sweden with both handing me invitations but I believe even though Sweden have some very big and great players, I’ll be able to be part of history in The Gambia, the country I was born in, and help it achieve its aims of an African Nations Cup and World Cup appearances.” Barrow tweeted.

Barrow will be joined in the Scorpions set-up by Middleborough winger Mustapha Carayol who has also recently committed his international future to the West African country.

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