Pa Dibba opens Shenxin account

Striker Pa Amat Dibba opened his Shanghai Shenxin goal scoring account in the club’s 4-1 home loss to Changchun Yatai in the Chinese League One.

The Scorpions international, who left Chinese Super League side Shenzhen FC to join second-tier club Shanghai Shenxin on loan until the end of the season in February, opened the scores at the Jinshan Football Stadium but the home side failed to hold on their advantage after Yatai fired four unanswered goals.

Gambia unveil squad for Algeria encounter

Gambia coach Tom Saintfiet has named two new players in his squad for the final round of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying trip to Algeria next Friday.

Midfielder Kalifa Manneh, plying his trade in the Italian Serie C (third-tier) with Calcio Catania and striker Nuha Marong of CD Atlético Baleares in the Spanish Segunda División B (fourth-tier) are the new faces in the team that is headlined by the return of Omar Colley.

Cameroonian refs for Algeria-Gambia clash

Cameroonian referee Neant Alioum will be the man in charge of the Gambia’s game away to Algeria in the return leg tie of the final round of 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers next week.

Central referee Alioum, 36, will be assisted by his compatriots Elvis Guy Noupue Nguegoue and Ernest Nkeniji Ekokobe as 1st and 2nd assistants respectively.