Sports Minister briefed on SJAG’s 10th Sports Awards Night

BY: Alieu Ceesay, SG, SJAG

The President of the Sports Journalists’ Association of the Gambia (SJAG) Musa Sise last Friday met the country’s sports minister Hadrammeh Sidibeh at his office in Banjul to brief him on the upcoming 10th edition of the association’s National Sports Awards Night.

The 2019 edition is scheduled for the 20th of April at the prestigious Coco Ocean Hotel in Bijilo with the event meant to honour, award and celebrate present and past sports men and women, within and outside of the country for their achievements in their different sporting disciplines with three hundred and fifty guests invited to witness the glamorous night.

Ceesay nets second goal

Striker Assan Ceesay was in joyous mood at the weekend as he scored his second goal of the campaign for FC Zürich who were held to a 1-1 draw at basement side Grasshopper.

The Scorpions international, whose last goal came in a 2-1 win at FC Sion in September, raced down the wings after a through ball from teammate Levan Kharabadze before unleashing a left-footed shot past the home side’s goalkeeper in the 30th minute.

Saintfiet defends Sanneh’s struggles at Anderlecht

Gambia national team coach Tom Saintfiet has heaped praise on Bubacarr Sanneh amid the Scorpions defender’s struggles at Belgian club Anderlecht.

The 24-year-old, who signed a five-year contract with the Belgian giants from Danish champions FC Midtjylland in August, has struggled for game time since the sacking of Hein Vanhaezebrouck in January with new gaffer Fred Rutten preferring a partnership between Kara Mbodji and James Lawrence.

Gambia soar in latest FIFA ranking

The Gambia have moved up three places on the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking released by world football’s governing body on Thursday.

The Scorpions moved from 166 to 163 in the latest ranking after securing a 1-1 draw with Algeria in the final qualifying match for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations on March 22.