KOITA FC HALTED CHORO MBENGA’S UNBEATEN RUN COURTSEY OF ALIMATOU SANNEH’S GOAL

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By Baboucarr Fallaboweh 

Koita FC made history on Saturday at the KG5 mini stadium when they handed defending champions and record holders Red Scorpion their first defeat of the season and their first loss since 5th June 2021.

The club’s unbeaten run of 46 games which stretches over two years finally came to an end.

Sanneh’s 39th-minute goal was enough for Koita’s to bag their third victory and back-to-back wins. The goal started from the left side through Juana who played a through ball to the second striker Ngoneh, whose shot hit the woodwork and resulted in dropping front of Alimatou who buried it home.  

After the historical night, both coaches spoke to the Alkamba Times sports desk.

“It wasn’t an easy game, going 46 games unbeaten is a great feat. I am proud of the girls. Red Scorpions is one of the most established sides in the Women’s football category in the Gambia. Our game plan worked perfectly for us. Red scorpions attack through their wide sides through Fatty and Maimuna. They are the ones they use to attack. We made sure we sealed that side, and they didn’t have an option to attack. Fatou Jammeh gave us a tough time because she later came to the flank. I knew it would be difficult for them to score us after taking the lead. Our defence is one of the strongest when it comes to female football, our defence line is very established now keeping two clean sheets in our game against Brikama & Red Scorpions.” Emphasized Amadou BB Jatta

“This is the biggest win of the season for us. It will shape our season very well. The fact is that it is a victory that will give us the confidence to compete for the league we are just six points adrift with Red Scorpion It will motivate our players to work extra hard to make sure to get what they want to get in the upcoming games”

Choro on the other hand insisted her club will return stronger.

 

Winner of the GFCA Coach of the Month Award for November (Women’s Div One)

“Every journey has an end, the players felt sad after the full whistle they were crying the mood was very low. We work and plan for the game just like any other game. Our vehicle had a breakdown and we failed to have a proper warmup. I am saying congratulations to Koita FC, they beat us all hands down, some said their goal was offside but to me, it wasn’t offside. We wanted to reach 50 games unbeaten, but we took it in good fate”

Week six Results

Police FC 1 TMT FC 1

Red Scorpions 0 Koita FC 1

Future Bi 2 GAF 1

City Girls 0 Berewuleng 2

Kintehs 0 Trust FC 0

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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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