By: Foday Manneh
The Omdurman-based football club, Al-Hilal, has submitted a request to the Sudanese Football Federation to protect their young Gambian winger Lamin Jarjue from opponents’ violent attacks ahead of Thursday’s derby against Al-Merrikh.
This appeal came following the team’s last match played on Saturday against Kober, which showed a good number of abuses and tackles endured by the skillful and tricky young Gambian U23 star from opponent players.
“It is true. They submitted a request that the referees need to protect me from too many harsh tackles,” Lamin Jarjue told TAT.
“I was very much abused in the last game. We could have had at least 3 penalties from my attacks, but none was called by the referee,” he stressed.
Like his days in the Senegalese League with Casa Sports, Lamin Jarjue is a nightmare for every opponent because of his tricky dribbling skills.
His style of play as a diminutive footballer has exposed him to maltreatment and injustice from referees in the Sudanese Premier League, where he now trades.
The Al-Hilal Club has confirmed on its official Facebook page —submitting a request stressing the need for competence, justice, and fair refereeing ahead of Thursday’s game against Al-Merrikh, which is one of the biggest club football derbies in Africa.
The Hilal board has also called on the Sudanese Federation to protect players per the FIFA principles.
Following Saturday’s 3-3 draw against Kober, the all-time Sudanese Champions Al-Hilal has yet to win two games in a row for the first time since the start of the new league season after 11 games winning streak.
Lamin Jarjue has heavily contributed to those numbers sending his team on top of the table with 7 goals involvement — scoring once and assisting 6 times, excluding numerous penalties he pioneered.