The 19-year-Old Goalkeeper of Gambia’s National Women’s Football Team has drowned in the Mediterranean trying to reach Europe.
The Country’s Football Federation says Fatim Jawara was on board a boat that ran into trouble last month while crossing from Libya to Europe,
Jawara made her debut with the National Women’s side a year ago, after playing in the Junior Team.
In a Facebook Post, the federation said the manner in which she had died was “Shocking”.
The coach of the red scorpions, a local team she played in, described Fatim as a very lovely person who always smiled.
She said she was not aware of Jawara being frustrated but added that Red Scorpion Players were not paid salaries.