Jarju’s Paide finishes beyond the medal zone in Estonia  


JoEbrima Jarju mentioned that he is not happy as his team’s main aim was to clinch a medal this season.

“Disappointment, our first objective is for the league and if that is not possible then we go for 2nd, or 3rd. it’s a bad season for the club.” Jarju mentioned

Paide drew 2-2 with Levadia and missed out the third place in the Estonian Premium Liiga.

Tallinn Kalev celebrating 3rd position.

After the game, the Alkamba Times spoke to goalkeeper Jarju who captained Paide thrice this season and he talked about the ups and downs of the season.

Jarju only missed four games due to injury and went on to play 35 games in all competitions keeping 13 clean sheets.

“Being the best goalkeeper last season was a good motivation knowing that I can do it and it solely depended on me. We had a very difficult season, but my performances didn’t drop and I contributed positively to our position in the table”

Paide saw managerial shuffles in May, but Jarju kept his position and went on to be named player of the month in June and July and named in the team of the month on four occasions.

“I had a good rapport with the previous coach (Karel Voolaid), always seeking ideas and we had an open discussion. Equally, when the new
coach (Ivan Stojkovic) came on board in May, we met and told me so many things, about my qualities that he wanted to use me, especially with the buildup phase. He showed me some things that I never knew about myself. ”

Jajru said he was impressive against Flora, Levadia and Kalev participated well in the games and had lots of saves with his best being in the home game against Nomme in the 2nd round.

There are a lot of rumours linking Jarju away from Paide but the goalkeeper will take a deserved break and see how things unfold.

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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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