The Steve Biko FC forward, who was prolific for his country’s Under-17 side during the 2009 African Under-17 Championship qualifiers, failed to make the trip to the finals in Algeria after he lost consciousness at a Baby Scorpions training session at the Independence Stadium.
Tests conducted by the team’s doctors revealed the player had a heart problem and suggested a specialist medical treatment before he resumed his promising career.
"He was an exceptionally talented kid," Kemo Ceesay, a senior official of Steve Biko FC told Observer Sports.
"He was a self-motivated kid who had an inner-confidence about himself. His death is a big loss for not only Steve Biko Football Club, but also the Gambian sports fraternity.
"He died at a time when he was just about to try out his luck in Europe. Arrangements were underway for him to go for a trial in Belgium next month, but unfortunately things happened this way and we are very shocked about it."
Gambia are the reigning African junior champions after they beat hosts Algeria in the final of this year's tournament.