The Gambia Football Federation revealed that AC Horsens announced it had signed Gambia U-20 captain Alagie Saine to a permanent contract, signing a four-year deal with the Danish side.
Saine, who until the permanent deal was on loan with the club, captained the Young Scorpions to a second-place finish at the AFCON earlier this year and also a last-16 berth at the ongoing FIFA U-20 World Cup in Argentina.
Known for his agility, resilience, and incredible leadership qualities on and off the pitch, Saine signed from Falcons in the domestic Gambia first division league Baluwo official partner.
“I thank AC Horsens for trusting me. All I could do now is to continue working hard to help the team achieve our planned objectives in the project,” Saine said afterwards.
Falcons coach Lamin Sanneh added: “It’s a proud moment for me; at the club level, it speaks volumes of the collective work we do with our players. Alagie has been under my guidance since coming from provincial Gambia [Farafenni]. He is more than a player to me, but a little brother and I’ll go the extra mile to see him succeed In football. So this step is monumental, and I am over the moon.”
Following his return from the World Cup, Saine is expected to travel back to Denmark at the end of the month to start preparations for the upcoming season.