Women’s League top scorer Kumba Kuyateh happy with a memorable season

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Kumba Kuyateh

By: Bubacarr Fallaboweh

Gambia’s Women League top scorer for the 2022/23 season, Kumba Kuyateh, is pleased with her achievement.

The lethal forward was on fire, netting 20 goals as she was crowned the goal queen of the season, with her club also winning the league trophy.

“I am thrilled this season, becoming a champion and winning the golden boot. I want to replicate my form in the national team. I hope for more opportunities because I only started against Cape Verde and Guinea Bissau,” she told TAT Sports.

Kumba’s sixth league title will be an everlasting memory. She scored the winner against Koita and Berewuleng, describing her goal against Armed Forces as her best goal in the 22/23 season.

Kumba’s 20 goals included headers, three penalties, solo goals, freekicks, and one hat trick.

Goals against Abuko Utd extended Kumba’s tally to 35 goals for Red Scorpion, and she wrapped up the Golden Boot race with 20 goals.

After firing a blank in the league’s first four matches, Kumba came from behind to snatch the golden boot.

“There is total trust and confidence among all forward players. I am glad that it was my time this season. Everyone was behind me, and I promised them to deliver the golden shoe. I am grateful to my brother, who took me on individual training like free kicks and shooting.”

Kumba filled the void left by Ola Buwaro last season. In that campaign, she scored four goals but stood out for the number of assists she provided.

Three seasons ago also, she finished third on the log for the Golden Boot.

Versatility and mobility make Kumba play as a number 8, 10, Right -Winger and a central striker. Kumba played more as a leading striker and often operated on the wings.

Kumba rose through the ranks of the U17, U20 and is currently integrated into the national team.

Meanwhile, Catharine Jatta is the latest to sign a professional contract, whereas Kaddy Jarju of Future Bi has already joined her Ghana-based club, and Kumba is looking to go on the same path by turning professional.

“Yes, lots of players are going, everything is time, everybody plays for the future by becoming a professional, I want to play professional level,” Kumba, who, apart from her 20 goals, has nine assists in 18 league matches, added.

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