Colley earns Allegri praise for MOM performance against Juve

Gambia defender Omar Colley has been praised by Massimiliano Allegri for his Man Of the Match performance that saw him deny Cristiano Ronaldo a hat trick in Sampdoria’s 2-1 loss against Italian Serie A leaders Juventus.

The Scorpions international, who was handed his seventh start of the campaign, blocked the five-time Ballon d’Or winner’s shot after trailing 2-1 to deny the Portuguese international the chance for a treble, an action that saw the Juve boss make special mention in his post-match comments.

Barrow reveals reason behind goal drought

Gambia striker Musa Barrow says the reason behind his recent goal drought in the Italian Serie A this season for Atalanta is due to defenders tight-marking him.

The 20-year-old, whose last goal for Atalanta came in the club’s 4-1 win at Israeli club Hapoel Haifa in the 3rd Qualifying Round of the UEFA Europa League on August 9, has gone eleven Serie A matches without finding the back of the net.

Sohna leaves Keşla by mutual consent

Scorpions midfield maestro Ebrima Sohna has cut his stay in Azerbaijan short after leaving Keşla FK by mutual consent.

The 30-year-old, who penned a one-year extension with Keşla until 2019 in July, leaves after guiding them to their first Azerbaijan Cup title last season.

Gambia ends year at 166 on FIFA rankings

The Gambia finished 2018 as the 166th best footballing nation in the world in the rankings released by football governing body FIFA.

FIFA released the December’s standings with the Scorpions unmoved from the position they had in November after moving up seven places.