Saintfiet's Scorpions contract extend

BY: Momodou Bah, BBC Sport

The Gambia’s Sports Ministry has extended the contract of their national team’s head coach Tom Saintfiet to 31 May 2021, the country’s Football Federation (GFF) confirmed on Friday.

The Belgian has been rewarded for guiding the Scorpions to a third place finish in the recent 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

Morecambe extend Jagne deal

Gambian midfielder Lamin Jagne will stay on at Morecambe FC after the English League Two club extended his contract for another year, Gambia Sports can reveal.

The 21-year-old, who joined Morecambe on a free transfer after leaving the U18s of Championship club Preston North End last season, has impressed the coaching staff at the fourth-tier side, who have now decided to activate his one-year extension option.

Papa to officiate Champions League final

Gambia’s Bakary Papa Gassama will officiate the 2019 CAF Champions League final between Espérance Sportive de Tunis and Wydad Casablanca on Friday night.

The 40-year-old, who is among 27 central referees that have been lined up for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations set to kick off on June 21 in Egypt, will be assisted by Senegalese duo Djibril Camara and El Hadji Malick Samba at the Stade Olympique de Radès.