Sillah, Mustapha open up on GFF Division 1 Golden boot race

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Steve Biko’s Lamin Owens scored a brace against Waa Banjul at the KG5 mini stadium on Saturday, bringing his goal tally to nine goals in 10 matches.

Sillah has scored a brace against Bombada and Wallidan. Four of his goals came from the spot after he was brought down; he has three assists to his name also.

Sillah joined Mustapha Jallow of Fortune FC, who is second on the chart to reflect their goalscoring form so far.

” I target 10 goals in the first round; I haven’t got a target for the second round. This season will be massive for me.” Sillah stressed

“When Adama Bojang left, we were struggling a little bit, especially in the first three games. We later became focused and worked hard. The goals are coming, and the performances are good. We want to push for the league. I felt someone had to step up, and I felt I was the right one to do it. My performance was lacking, but it’s coming up now, game by game.”

Biko currently sits fifth on the league table. Coach Adnan was full of praise for his striker.

“Lamin is a good striker and very clinical. We build the team around the two strikers; if you work hard, you will bang goals. Every week, we work with strikers on how to finish. We defend and leave two strikers upfront; previously, we had Adama Bojang and Modou Lamin Marong, and this time we are having Lamin Owens and Ismaila Manneh, so the whole team will play for those two.” Adnan noted

“If you are clinical, ready to learn, and work hard, you will be banging in goals for Steve Biko because of the system you play.”

Jallow is not bothered by the stiff competition in the golden shoe race as he has shrugged off pressure.

“That’s how it should be. We keep pushing each other, and that makes us want to score more goals and get better every game, but for me, my main priority is the team first. When the team is winning, everything will be easy for me as well.”

“So, it’s all about collective responsibility” he added.

Pressure: No, I don’t think I have pressure when I’m not scoring as a striker.

It’s my job to score; that’s why I’m a striker. I have no pressure; all I do is challenge myself game after game.

My target is to help my team win the league and the golden boot for myself as well. I’ll do all I can to help the team in any way I can as a striker.

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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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