By: Baboucarr Fallaboweh
Lamine Jarju has stressed that this has been among his best seasons in the Gambian top-flight league.
Jarju has carried Hawks in his arms this season and has been among their top performers scoring twice today to hand over Hawks its first league title in 27 years.
Hawks beat Gambia Armed Forces 3-1 at the independence stadium to clinch their third Gambia Football Federation title, the last time they won it was in the 1995/96 season under Sang Ndong.
Jarju, who is placed second in the golden boot race, has been an all-rounder as, aside from the goals, he has also been a team player.
“I spoke to the coach before the season started, and he told me if I am up for it, we can achieve something incredible. That’s when I step up to deliver. This is one of my best seasons.” Jarju mentioned
Jarju, who scored eight goals during his spell in Senegal with Dakar-based Sacred Coer and Ndiambour, has 12 goals and three assists this season.
“The title will boost my confidence high and help me a lot because this is my first title. Every player wants to go and play professional football, and I am no exception. I have offers, and we will decide soon. Making it to the group stages of the CAF competition is very hard for Gambian clubs because we usually lack experienced players or players that have played at a high level.” He added.