Gambia’s AFCON hopes end after Algeria draw

The Gambia’s feint hopes of qualifying to an Africa Cup of Nations tournament has come to an end after failing to win in Algeria in its final qualifying match in Group D on Friday evening.

Algeria, already qualified to the 2019 AFCON to be held in Egypt, hosted a Gambia side who were hoping for something of a miracle in Blida, a venue where the Fennecs never tasted defeat.

2019 SJAG National Sports Award Nominees Unveiled 

BY: Alieu Ceesay, Secretary General, SJAG

The nominees for the 10th edition of the National Sports Award Night and gala organised by the Sports Journalists’ Association of The Gambia (SJAG) has been unveiled.

The final three nominees for the different categories were preceded by proper scrutiny and justification of several nominees identified by sports journalists.

Papa Gassama to officiate Cameroon V Comoros AFCON clash

Celebrated African referee Bakary Papa Gassama will officiate defending champions Cameroon’s final 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) Group B qualifying match against Comoros this weekend.

The 40-year-old, who took charge of the AFCON qualifying fixture between South Africa and Nigeria in November, will be assisted by compatriots Abdul Aziz Bollel Jawo and Omar Darboe with Maudo Jallow serving as the fourth official.