Focus on Gambian Players Abroad

Monday, November 5, 2007

Gambian foreign based players in different professional leagues around Europe were in action over the week. 

Pa Saikou Kujabi and SV Ried suffered a major 5-0 defeat by SK Sturm Graz on Wednesday. The defeat has resulted in the teams slipping from 5th to 6th position with 22 points in the Austrian T-Mobile Bundesliga after playing 15 matches.

SV Ried will meet 5th place Rapid Vienna this Saturday. Modou Jagne’s SCR Altach who are currently with 12 points, 9 position after14 matches drew 1-1 with Austria Karnten the same day.

On Saturday SCR Altach will take on leaders FK Austria Magna, who are at the top of the table with 30 points.

In the Danish SAS-Ligaen, Njogu Demba and 8 position Esbjerg with 16 points will meet 7th place Nordsjaelland with 20 points on Sunday.

In a recent match played on Monday Esbjerg was trashed 2-0 by AaB.

The US Major League Soccer, Sainey Nyassi and his Gambian brother Ken Abdoulie Mansally side New England Revolution, will meet the New York Red Bulls on Saturday in a return leg encounter at home. In the first leg both teams drew zeros a piece.

Mustapha Jarju and Assan Jatta’s Lierse recently registered a 2-0 defeat against KV Kortrijk in the Belgian second division league.

Gambian duo Ebou Sillah and Jatto Ceesay who were in action on Tuesday, in the Holland Second division both lost in their last games.

Ebou Sillah’s side Maastricht lost 3-1 against Dordrecht, while Jatto Ceesay’s Omniworld were trashed 3-0 by Heracles.

Tijan Jaiteh and SK Brann who are taking part in the Uefa Cup will clash with French side Rennes on Thursday, 8 November 2007.

Jaiteh’s SK Brann is in group D together with Basle, Hamburg, Dinomo Zagreb and Rennes.

It could be recalled that SK Brann lost 1-0 against Hamburg in their first encounter in the Uefa cup played on the 25 of October.

Edirissa Sonko’s side Walsall will take on Cheltenham in the Coca-Cola Football League One in England Saturday. Walsall is lying 14, in the table with 15 points after 12 matches played.

Source: The Point