Red Hawks, Wagadou FC Struggling in Gambian Second Tier

Wagadou FC

Red Hawks football club is still searching for its first point in the 2021-22 Gambia Football Federation division two league following a poor start to the season.

The Kanifing based team lost their three opening matches of the season against King West, Medical FC and Greater Tomorrow respectively.

Coach Modou Bah’s charges must at least collect a point in their next match in order to ignite the teams confidence and keep their dream of promotion to the first division division come next season.

Upper River Regions Wagadou FC is currently second from bottom on the second division league table with only a point following their 1-all draw with early pace setters Tallinding United who won their opening two matches as they begin  life in the second division on a high note following their relegation from the first division last season.

The Basse based Wagadou FC will do everything possible to collect their first maximum points in the second division next weekend when they face Jam City on Thursday at the Jarra Soma mini stadium in the Lower River Region while Red Hawks will take on Kanifing East on Tuesday at the independence stadium in Bakau.

This year’s second division league promises to be a highly competitive and contested affair with eighteen (18) teams competing for the first time in Gambian football history.

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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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