Sillah, Faal, and Pa Omar Babou are all on target as Adams impresses for the Rams

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Alkamba Times brings you the weekend roundup, as it features all Gambian foreign-based players.
 Italy
Ebrima Darboe made his first goal contribution in  Sampdoria’s 1-1 draw against Brescia. Darboe played through Kasami in the 62nd minute, and the Swiss made no mistake in finding the back of the net. Sampdoria were cruising to their seventh win of the season before Davide Adorni, header  cut the party short and gave Andrea Pirlo’s men puzzles to solve. Darboe, who played 69 minutes, has started Sampdoria’s last two games playing as a DM and CM.
England
Substitute Sibley scored in the 90th minute to take his goal tally to five. The goal means the Rams retain their second-place posi in the League One table. Adams had an impressive outing at the Pride Stadium in front of 22,055 fans, making 3 tackles and winning 14 duels.
Jackob Mendy came on in the 79th minute in a 1-0 win over Notts County. The Red Dragons returned to the top three spots following Fletcher’s goal.
 France
The Grenoblois have now lost back-to-back; despite Saturday’s defeat away to Troyes, they are still in fourth place. Abdoulie Sanyang was making his eighth start of the season while countryman Saikou Touray replaced Valls in the 78th minute.
Switzerland
 Cedric Itten scored in the 70th minute as the Young Boys won 1-0 against Stade, Ls. Ouchy. Gambian duo Ebrima Colley and Saidy Janko came on in the second half of the season. The Swiss champions now have a six-point lead at the top of the summit.
Croatia
Baboucarr Faal got his fifth goal of the season when he found the net against NK BSK Bijelo Brdo in the 7th minute. The host came back twice and secured a point thanks to Lazar Vujanic’s 86th-minute equaliser.
Israel
Tamebdou came off the bench to make his home debut in Hapoel Tel Aviv stalemate against Maccabi Bnei Reineh. The Red Devils currently sit in 9th position with 22 points.
Saudi Arabia
Al Hazem fight for their first win since their 2-0 victory against Al-Fateh continued as they lost 3-1 against a resilient Al Fayha side. Badamoesi assisted Mohamed Al-Thani, his first assist of the season, in the 9th minute before Henry Onyekuru and Anthony Nwakaeme stole the show for the visitors, with the latter scoring a brace.
Assan Ceesay came in as a substitute as Damac lost 1-0 against Al-Shabab FC.
Bangladesh
Pa Omar Babou found the back of the net in Fortis 2-1 home win against Bangladesh Police FC. All three of Babou’s league goals were scored at home. Babou broke the deadlock in the 51st minute, cutting from the left side before a low strike on the right bottom corner.
Africa
 CAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
Lamin Jallow has now featured in CR Belouizdad’s four Champions League matches, following the goalless draw between CR Belouizdad and Al Ahly. The Algerian side sits in second place with five points, one point shy of Al Ahly.
Tanzania

Gibril Sillah scored his fifth goal in all competitions for Azam. The former Raja Casablanca winger gave the host the lead against Geita Gold before Nado sealed the win. Sillah was in the right position at the right time, as he scored from a rebound.

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Baboucarr Fallaboweh Sports Editor (Buba Jallow Fallaboweh) is a Gambian football expert, football analyst & columnist. The Stockholm-based Journalist is a media officer, football Scout, PR, Influencer and Digital creator. I started my journalism career as a football analyst in 2012 with Vibes FM and went on to work with CityLimit, West Coast, Hot FM, Freedom Radio, Eye Africa and Afri Radio as a content producer and presenter. In 2013, I attended Football Daily on the BBC SPORTS where we discussed the different styles of Football played in Africa. I Went on to freelance for The Point Newspaper, Freedom Newspaper, Daily Observer and Standard Newspaper before being appointed as Sports Editor with the Alkamba Times in March 2022.  I have worked for Magazines like Glo Magazine and Foot54 covering Gambian football and African Football.   Between 2020 -2021 I worked as a scout for the Gambia Football Federation, scouting talents for the U17 &U20.  From 2017 to 2021, I served as Media officer for GFF First division teams Team Rhino and Marimoo and also as media Officer of Banjul FC, fourth Division tier in Sweden and Darboe’s FC (Female second division club in the Gambia). I served as a PR for Superstars Academy.   With Afrencon, I was a data analyst before I joined LightHouse as a head scout for the Gambia project. In organizational structures, I served as the ambassador of the John Bass Kidney Foundation and one of the founders of the foundation creating kidney awareness in the Gambia.   I also served two positions in the Gambian organization in Sweden, as Sports chairman and the secretary of the associations.   After 12 years of being a football journalist, I was named 3rd best sports column writer in Africa year 2021 by the reputable sports media organization AIPS. I finished in the top 35 in the world with my article titled Back way: Gambian footballers in deadly Voyage to Europe.   With over 500 articles and interviews, analysis, profiling, features and news, I was shortlisted for the Gambia Press Union National Journalist Award 2022. I submitted the article which was co-written alongside Momodou Bah From Living Through Despair to Being An Agent Of Hope, The Inspiring Story Of John Bass.   I have served as an advisers to Football academies, clubs, and players and others. I have hosted dozens of shows and was invited as a guest on both radio, TV and the online press. I also covered the Gambia's maiden AFCON debut in 2021 in Cameroon.  

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