By: Baboucarr Fallaboweh
Red Scorpions wrapped up the GFF Women’s first division Female league following their 1-0 victory over City Girls at the Independent Stadium on Tuesday.
Gambian U20 striker Mariama Cham broke the deadlock in the 72nd minute, her fourth goal of the season, as the Red scorpions went on to clinch their 9th championship.
The versatile striker who left Immigration to join Choro Charges savored the league trophy as it was a dream come true for her.
“I have played for a long time without trophies. I am happy to win this league, and it shows that Redscorpion is the best team in the country,’ She told TAT Sports.
Choro Mbenga, who has been the Red Scroprions coach since 2006, said the 2021/2022 season was a big challenge.
“The Season is the most challenging since I started working because the beginning was hard, especially the preseason. We struggled to get a team because the players were there, but we were looking for quality, not quantity. At the end of the day, we were only able to register 25 players, and in the second round, we only had 16 players.” Mbenga revealed.
“Financially, we struggled, but the finance department is financially disciplined and knows how to run the team. Monthly allowances and fares were allocated despite having a team bus. It’s a deserved trophy.”
Choro thanked the fans who made it to Basori and Kitty and stressed that the icing on the cake would represent the Gambia in the CAF Women Champions league.
“We want to go and participate and represent our country. We saw CAF has released a fixture. The deadline was the 31st of July. So we will see what happens.” She added.