Lamin Jarjou’s Al Hilal edge Yanga to reach 2022/23 CAF Champions League group stage

Jarjou is the third Gambian in the last three seasons to play in the continental showpiece, following Gibril Sillah (Teungueth FC) and Matar Ceesay (Amazulu FC).

By: Babucarr Fallaboweh

Yanga’s jinx of not reaching the Caf Champions league extended to 23 years as they lost in Khartoum by a 1-0. Nevertheless, the Sudanese giants are through to the 2022/23 CAF Champions League group stages.

Jarjou is the third Gambian in the last three seasons to play in the continental showpiece, following Gibril Sillah (Teungueth FC) and Matar Ceesay (Amazulu FC).

Jarjou, who had 14 goals and 16 assists during his stint with CasaSports, said he is looking forward to the group stages.

“Another big achievement to play in the competition. It’s the biggest competition. I am looking forward to it. The objective of the team is to go further in the competition. As a forward player, you aim to score and help your team win many games. I have a target to score many goals and be among the top scorers”. He stressed.

Elsewhere, Gambia U20 captain Kajally drammeh and Cape Town City lost 4-0 on aggregate to Angolan side Petro De Luanda. Kajally started both matches. The citizens will know their opponent in Tuesday’s draw of the additional second preliminary round of the 2022/2023 CAF TotalEnergies Confederation Cup.

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Mr. Sainey M.K. Marenah is a Prominent Gambian journalist, founding editor The Alkamba Times and formerly head of communications at the Constitutional Review Commission (CRC) and Communications and PR Consultant for The Gambia Pilot Program, under Gamworks. Mr. Marenah served as the Social media Strategist and Editor at Gambia Radio and Television Services. He is also the Banjul Correspondent for Voice of America Radio. Sainey is a human rights and developmental journalist who has carved a strong niche particularly in new media environments in the Gambian media industry. Mr. Marenah began his career as a junior reporter with the Point Newspaper in the Gambia in 2008 and rose through the ranks to become Chief correspondent before moving to The Standard Newspaper also in Banjul as Editorial Assistant and head of News. He is a household name in the Gambia’s media industry having covered some of the most important stories in the former and current government. These include the high profile treason cases including the Trial of Former military chiefs in Banjul in 2009 to 2012. Following his arrest and imprisonment by the former regime of President, Yahya Jammeh in 2014, Marenah moved to Dakar Senegal where he continues to practice Journalism freelancing for various local and international Media organization’s including the BBC, Al-Jazeera, VOA, and ZDF TV in Germany among others. He is the co-Founder of the Banjul Based Media Center for Research and Development; an institution specialized in research and development undertakings. As a journalist and Communication Expert, focused on supporting the Gambia's transitional process, Mr Marenah continues to play a pivotal role in shaping a viable media and communications platform that engages necessary tools and action to increase civic participation and awareness of the needs of transitional governance to strengthen the current move towards democratization. Mr. Marenah has traveled extensively as a professional journalist in both Europe, Africa and United States and attended several local and international media trainings.

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