Swansea's Modou Barrow confirms he will play for The Gambia

Modou Barrow
Modou Barrow becomes the second British-based player to commit his international future to The Gambia in recent weeks

Swansea forward Modou Barrow has committed his international future to The Gambia.

The 22-year-old was also eligible to play for Sweden, where he lived from the age of 11.

He is set to make his competitive debut for The Scorpions in June's Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in South Africa.

"I am pleased to say that I have decided to finally play for the Gambian national team at senior team level," he said.

"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," he added.

"I know my decision would be a disappointment for some who expected me to play for Sweden but believe me, it is something I have thought about and I do hope people understand my decision.

"Sweden has been a country that has given me my chance in professional football and it'll always be in my heart and be my second country.

"Thank you and looking forward to playing my first match with Gambia!"

He becomes the second British-based player to commit his international future to The Gambia in recent weeks after Middlesbrough's Mustapha Carayol made a similar move earlier this month.

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