Gambian foreign-based players Weekend roundup week 8

Assan Ceesay

By: Baboucarr Fallaboweh 

Bakery Jatta volleyed a Dompe cross, zooming under the bar to make it 2-1 as HSV won their fourth home match in a row. Musa Barrow and Assan Ceesay were handed a start as they impressed on matchday 23. Lamin Jarjou kickoff his CAF Champions league journey.

Serie A

Musa Barrow was handed a start as Bologna edged Sampdoria 2-1. Barrow assisted Roberto Soriano for the opener in the 27th minute.

Musa Barrow

Assan Ceesay scored Lecce’s fastest goal of the season vs. Atalanta. He returned to the starting XI for the first since the game against Juventus.

The Salentini had already beaten La Dea 2-1. Assan Ceesy gave Lecce the ideal start in Bergamo. The win badly damaged Atalanta’s hopes of Champions League qualification.

Ceesay held off Demiral and juggled with the ball as his back was toward the goal. He then looked like he was going to run toward Musso but instead hit the ball from a good 30 meters into the far bottom corner of the net.


Bakary Jatta scored the match-winner for Hamburger SV in their 2-1 home win against Arminia Bielefeld. This was Bakka’s 13th goal at the Volksparkstadion.


Maudo Jarju made his home debut for Slovan Bratislava in their 2-2 draw against MFK Dukla. 


Football returned after the winter break. In the super Liga, Yankuba Minteh was axed from the 25-man squad for discipline measures. Alasana Manneh was named Odense Boldklub Man of The Match against Randers. However, James Gomez played 62 minutes in AC Horsens’s 5-2 defeat against Brondby.

Alasana Manneh

Hamza Barry maintained his position in Vejle’s starting XI as their quest to return to the top tier continued. They beat Fremad Amager 4-1 on Saturday as they opened a four-point lead.

Hamza Barry


Mamdi Ngum grabbed the consolation goal for Sonacos. However, Saikou Barrow maintained his position at the heart of the defense as TFC registered back-to-back wins.


CAF Champions League

Lamin Jarju made his CAF Champions league debut at home against Al Ahly. The host won thanks to Lilepo’s goal in the 53rd minute. Jarju became the fourth Gambian to play in Africa’s biggest club football showpiece. Jarju was handed a start and lasted 90 minutes as he contributed both offensive and defensively, which saw Al Hilal register its first tournament win.

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