By Baboucarr Camara
Ex-Gambian international defender Omar Jawo has joined Swedish third division side Brommapojkarna for the whole of the 2016 season.
Omar is an experienced central defender who played for many years at several top flight teams in Sweden and it is hoped that with 89 top flight games under his belt, his experience will help the club in making an immediate return to the Superettan following last season’s relegation.
“Omar joins from AFC United, where he played for the last three years. Before that he played in Syrianska FC for two years and Gefle IF for two years,” Brommapojkarna said in a statement while announcing the capture of the 34-year-old defender.
Omar was born in The Gambia but moved with his family to Sweden at an early age. He has been capped six times by The Gambia. He is the eldest of nine siblings, four of which have football background. Amadou Jawo, who plays as a striker for Djurgarden IF is one of them as well as Ebrima Mabou Ousman Jawo, a played as a striker before turning his attention music, and Momodou Jawo, a goalkeeper who had a spell with third tier side IK Frej.
Omar began his youth career with Assyriska FF where he was handed his first two professional caps with the squad in 2002, before signing with IK Frej in January 2003. After one season with IK Frej, he was sold to Vallentuna BK where he played for one year. He later signed for Vasby United in 2005 and after 57 games, where he scored three goals, he was sold to Gefle IF ahead of the 2009 season.