Reigning champions Fortune win first game of the season

Fortune FC

Fortune Football Club collected their first maximum points of the season following a narrow 1-nil win over fellow strugguling side Marimoo FC.

The Petroleum boys started the campaign on a slow foot with a 4-1 trashing in the hands of Real De Banjul before a disappointing goalless draw against new Conners Steve Biko.

Speaking to Alkamba Times, head coach Jane Joof promised positive results before the end of the first round, saying: “we started slowly but we will come back stronger in our subsequent matches as there was a lot of positive changes in our performance today compared to our previous matches.”

Elsewhere in the division one league at the National Technical Training Center in Yundum, debutants Falcons FC moved on to the top of the table after three (3) matches following their 1-nil win over Samger football club.

Abuko based team Falcons made a perfect start in their maiden appearance in league one after playing three games with two wins and a draw. They are yet to lose a game.

Falcons secured seven points in the process and are currently on top of the table.

Results for division One:

Falcons 1-0 Samger
Steve Biko 1-0 GAF
Marimoo 0-1 Fortune

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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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