Jaguraga cuts Fortune FC’s lead at the top of the summit

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Team Rhino handed Fortune FC its second season defeat following its 1-0 win, courtesy of Ousainou Jaguraga’s 12th-minute super strike.

Fortune FC was expected to open a four-point lead against defending champion Real de Banjul, but Team Rhinos’ home form spoiled the party for the Petroleum boys.

Rhino has the best defense in the league, conceding only four goals in 13 matches and having only lost once at home against Banjul United. They currently sit third with 25 points.

Goalscorer Ousainou Jaguraga and head coach Yunusa Badjie spoke to the Alkamba Times sports desk.

“I feel pleased about scoring and, more importantly, against these big teams. It means a lot; this is my first year in the league. It’s teamwork from the coaches to the players, whose hands and help have proven to be dividends,” Ousainou told TAT Sports.

Ousainou only missed the Team Rhino vs BST game. In five of the Rhinos games, he started from the bench.

His presence is felt; he has won ten points singlehandedly for Team Rhino. Finding the winner against Wallidan, Falcons, Fortune, and his equalizer in the 74th minute against Bombada Utd.

“We are always preparing for games and hold each game as our last life, especially games against the big guns. Our target is a top-three finish; we will go for it if we can win the league. I am focusing more on my development and how to win every game.”

On his part, Coach Yunusa was full of praise for his young talent, Ousainou, and others such as Assan Badjie Jr. and Ousman Jarju in the ranks of Team Rhino.

“Ousainou is a star, a top talent. I see him more as a point striker than a wing player. We are very impressed with him; he is still learning.” Yunusa emphasized

“If we finish in the top three at the end of the first round, it will be perfect because that’s the season’s objective. Then, we can prepare better for the second round and adjust whatever we want to adjust,” he added.

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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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