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Gambia’s Keita Predicts Tough Season for Norwegian Champions Rosenborg

Uncapped Gambian winger Muhamed Keita believes champions Rosenborg won’t have it easy this new season.

Keita recently signed a short-term loan deal to join Norwegian premier league side Vålerenga with his addition to bolster his new club’s already fearsome attack.

[perfectpullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]“I think we’re getting to something big (this new season). I think we’re going to be Rosenborg’s toughest challenger in years,”[/perfectpullquote]

he says, in an apparent jibe at bitter rivals and champions Rosenborg.

Derby games between the pair have been always fierce with tensions often running high. Fans will have the derby earlier than usual with Vålerenga and RBK to meet 16th June.

And, Keita, who notched seven goals last season, cannot wait to get a taste of the big games.

[perfectpullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]“After signing for Vålerenga, the game against RBK was the first I looked forward to. I love those games, where you meet good players and see how good you can be,”[/perfectpullquote]

Muhamed, who played for Norway in various cadet levels, tells Norwegian publication Sporten VG.

The 27-year-old signed the dotted lines last weekend to Join The Blues.

The deal, running through to July 10th, is expected to free him from Polish side Lech Poznan’s clutches whom he’ve had issues with.

Keita was on the cusp of switching to either Azerbaijan giants Qarabag FK before parent club Lech Poznan rejected the deal.

There was initial interest from Minnesota United who even took the player on a conducted tour of the club’s facilities in a bid to sway him before Qarabag’s interest emerged.

The former Stomgodset man, also comfortable playing on either wing spent the previous campaign at Stabaek and was due to return to Poznan at elapse of the loan deal.

Keita though opted against rejoining his parent side, preferring to seek a loan deal elsewhere.

The problem stems from the time the player sought his first loan transfer blasting Lech Poznan supporters as being racist towards him.

Muhamed chose not to return when his loan expired, fearing backlash from furious fans.

For this, he decided to move into Vålerenga.




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