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By Baboucarr Fallaboweh

The Alkamba Times brings you the Gambian foreign based players weekend roundup with few players playing during the international break.

Saidou Khan and Ibou Touray played in League Two as the duo were not included in the squad for the World Cup qualifiers as the latter just recovered from an ankle injury.  

Senegal  

US Ouakam registered their first three points of the season following their 3-1 home victory against Jamano Fatick. Following their opening defeat against Pikine, Ouakam drew twice before turning the fortunes thanks to Aziz Ceesay’s brace. Ceesay who was the club’s leading goal scorer scored a brace and also assisted Idrissa Mbaye.

CasaSports went on to lose 3-0, their second defeat of the season. Goalkeeper Pa Ebou Dampha maintained his position between the sticks.  

England

Saidou Khan played his half-century match for Swindon in their 1-1 draw away at Harrogate in North Yorkshire. Khan who played the full throttle is the latest Gambian to achieve the feat. Viborg FF forward Alasana Jatta celebrated his century match against Fc Nordsjaelland.  

Ibou Touray played the full 90 minutes for Stockport County Football Club in their 2-0 win against Colchester. This is their 12th straight win of the season.

Croatia  

Baboucarr Faal gave HNK Orijent the lead in the 15th minute but the visitor’s NK Solin responded to earn a solitary point.  

Tanzania  

Gibril Sillah scored a brace in Azam’s 3-1 win over JKU SC on Sunday, this is Sillah’s fourth goal of the season, and he has started Azam’s last three matches.  

Trials

Alieu Manneh was involved in a friendly match for Zulte Waregem U21. He scored and assisted as they beat Deinze 4-1 on Saturday. Greater Tomorrow Football Academy’s young star is currently on a trial with the Belgian club.

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Baboucarr Fallaboweh
Baboucarr Fallaboweh Sports Editor (Buba Jallow Fallaboweh) is a Gambian football expert, football analyst & columnist. The Stockholm-based Journalist is a media officer, football Scout, PR, Influencer and Digital creator. I started my journalism career as a football analyst in 2012 with Vibes FM and went on to work with CityLimit, West Coast, Hot FM, Freedom Radio, Eye Africa and Afri Radio as a content producer and presenter. In 2013, I attended Football Daily on the BBC SPORTS where we discussed the different styles of Football played in Africa. I Went on to freelance for The Point Newspaper, Freedom Newspaper, Daily Observer and Standard Newspaper before being appointed as Sports Editor with the Alkamba Times in March 2022.  I have worked for Magazines like Glo Magazine and Foot54 covering Gambian football and African Football.   Between 2020 -2021 I worked as a scout for the Gambia Football Federation, scouting talents for the U17 &U20.  From 2017 to 2021, I served as Media officer for GFF First division teams Team Rhino and Marimoo and also as media Officer of Banjul FC, fourth Division tier in Sweden and Darboe’s FC (Female second division club in the Gambia). I served as a PR for Superstars Academy.   With Afrencon, I was a data analyst before I joined LightHouse as a head scout for the Gambia project. In organizational structures, I served as the ambassador of the John Bass Kidney Foundation and one of the founders of the foundation creating kidney awareness in the Gambia.   I also served two positions in the Gambian organization in Sweden, as Sports chairman and the secretary of the associations.   After 12 years of being a football journalist, I was named 3rd best sports column writer in Africa year 2021 by the reputable sports media organization AIPS. I finished in the top 35 in the world with my article titled Back way: Gambian footballers in deadly Voyage to Europe.   With over 500 articles and interviews, analysis, profiling, features and news, I was shortlisted for the Gambia Press Union National Journalist Award 2022. I submitted the article which was co-written alongside Momodou Bah From Living Through Despair to Being An Agent Of Hope, The Inspiring Story Of John Bass.   I have served as an advisers to Football academies, clubs, and players and others. I have hosted dozens of shows and was invited as a guest on both radio, TV and the online press. I also covered the Gambia's maiden AFCON debut in 2021 in Cameroon.  

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