Queen Scorpions celebrating their defeat against Sierra Leone

The Gambia national female team (Queen Scorpions) made a bright start to the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers with a powerful 2 – 0 win over Sierra Leone in Freetown.

The Queen Scorpions who were well-composed throughout took the lead after the break through the quick footed forward Ola Buwaro.

The hosts who were understandably stretched under pressure started chasing for a leveller but The Gambia hit on a counter-attack to add to their lead as Ruggy Joof made it 2 – 0 on the 77th minute.

The Sierra Queens tried to get back in the game, but the Queen Scorpions firmly protected the two goal advantage ahead of the return leg in Banjul.

The head coach of the Queen Scorpions  Mariama Bom Sow said she saw this coming.

“This is something that I was expecting. Am very happy especially for Gambian people back home, we are coming back and we’re going to collect our second three-points in The Gambia”, coach Sowe said.

The two nations will clash in the return leg on the 25th of October 2021 in Banjul.

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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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