Alkamba Times brings you the weekend roundup, as it features all Gambian foreign-based players.
New signings Ebrima Singhateh and Bubacarr Tambedou were all handed their debuts, while Yankuba Minteh returned to the starting XI in the Rotterdam derby.
Ebou Adams made his debut at the Pride Park Stadium for Derby County, who were held to a 1-1 draw against Shrewsbury Town in Sky Bet League One on Saturday afternoon. Adams lasted for 86 minutes and before being replaced by Thompson.
The game against Novara added to Sheikh Sibi’s heroics as he has saved four penalties so far this season and boasts of three in a row. Di Munno won it for the hosts in the 66th minute.
10th place Pisa beat Sampdoria 2-0, leaving Andrea Pirlo’s team in 15th position after match day 24. Ebrima Darboe was handed a start and lasted for 80 minutes. Darboe made the most dribbles (4) and was outstanding in his recovery, making 11 recoveries.
Adama Bojang made another appearance for Stade de Reims; he replaced Mohamed Daramy in the 2-0 away defeat against FC Lorient.
Both Saikou Touray and Abdoulie Sanyang were thrown in the fray as GF38 tried to salvage a point against FC Girondins Bordeaux in the 68th minute. However, Zan’s early goal in the 4th minute broke GF38’s six-game unbeaten run.
Spanish coach Albert Riera gave Brikama-born Nfansu Njie his debut when he was introduced in the 80th minute. It’s the first time Njie has been named in the squad.
Yankuba Minteh was making his seventh start of the season in the league. Minteh, who lasted for 70 minutes, was brought down, with the VAR confirming it as a penalty awarded to the 19-year-old. Dávid Hancko slotted home and Lutsha added the second goal in the 63rd minute for the Red, White, and Black.
Amir Saipi denied Ebrima Colley a fourth chance; the former Hawks prodigious winger was accorded another chance in the seven minutes but failed to get better of his chance. Colley’s moment came when he was played through by Filip Ugrinic. He controlled the ball with his right foot before putting it in the corner for his third league goal and back-to-back goal. The game ended Young Boys 3 Lugano 3.
Ludogorets won the Bulgarian Super Cup for the seventh time after beating CSKA 1948 on penalties. This is the 22nd trophy for the Eagles and the second for Noah Sonko. In regulation time, the score was 1:1, with Olivier Verdon opening for the Eagles and Piscevic equalizing for the team from Sofia in the second half.
Both former Paide players made their debuts in the Czech Republic and in Israel. Ebrima Singhateh made his debut in the Czech top-tier for SK Sigma Olomouc in their game against FC Slovan Liberec. In Israel, Bubacarr Tambedou was handed his debut against Hapoel Hadera, and it ended in a defeat while Tamebodou lasted for 65 minutes.
Captain Dawda Ceesay scored his second goal of the season in a 1-1 draw against Mohammedan. Ceesay gave the hosts the lead in the 26th minute with a beautiful top-corner goal. Mohammedan SC (Dhaka) found the equaliser in the 80th minute through Muzaffar, meaning that Rahmatganj MFS are in search of their first win of the season. The 31-year-old attacking midfielder was voted Man of the Match.
Fortis FC were handed their third defeat of the season following a Sheikh Jamal 1-0 win. Captain Pa Omar Babou couldn’t add to his goal tally.