Red Scorpions crowned women league champions

Red Scorpions have been crowned champions of the Gambia women’s First Division league after their goalless draw against The Gambia Armed Forces marked the end of the women’s top flight season.

The Jeshwang-based outfit, who wrapped up the league campaign weeks ago, didn’t end the season on a high as they were held by a resilient Armed Forces side at the Independence Stadium in Bakau.

Papa Gassama set for AFCON outing

Gambia and Africa’s best Bakary Papa Gassama has been named on the list of referees for next month’s Africa Cup of Nations tournament.

The 40-year-old is among 27 central referees that have been lined up for Africa’s top competition set to kick off on June 21 in Egypt.

Barry nets first league goal

Gambia midfielder Hamza Barry was in joyous mood at the weekend as he scored his first goal of the campaign in Hajduk Split’s 4-0 walloping of HNK Rijeka in the Croatian top-flight.

The 24-year-old, who recovered from a knee injury early this year, returned to Hajduk’s starting line-up before repaying the coach’s faith in him by doubling the home side’s lead before two second half goals ensured they dent second-placed Rijeka’s title hopes.