Ablie Jallow makes Ligue 1 debut

Gambia U20 captain Ablie Jallow marked his French Ligue 1 debut with a home defeat for FC Metz against champions AS Monaco at the weekend.

Ablie, who completed a five-year move to Metz, last month, made a landmark by becoming the first Gambian with the most minutes in the French top-tier, coming off for Matthieu Udol with 18 minutes remaining.

Barry puts up MOM performance in Everton loss

Gambia midfielder Hamza Barry put up a MOM performance for visiting Hajduk Split who lost 2-0 to Everton in the UEFA Europa League play-off match in Liverpool.

Hajduk, who finished third in the Croatian top-flight last season, pressed more in the second half with former GPA midfielder Hamza, who was their best player on the night, creating opportunities but the Premier League side held on to a vital clean sheet.

Savage brace powers HJK to victory

Scorpions winger Demba Savage scored twice as record-Finnish champions HJK Helsinki thumped to a 4-0 victory at JJK Jyväskylä on Sunday.

The 29-year-old, whose last goal came in a 2-0 win against IFK Mariehamn in June, opened the floodgates at the Harjun stadion as early as in the 2nd minute when he coiled in a Messi-like shot to give the visitors the lead before extending their lead in the 66th minute with two added goals later on ensuring a win to send HJK to the top of the Veikkausliiga with 49 points after 23 matches.

FeralpiSalò sign striker Jawo on loan

Gambian striker Lamin Jawo has joined Italian third-tier club FeralpiSalò on a season-long deal from second-tier Carpi FC.

The 22-year-old, who was on loan at third-tier Robur Siena last season, has been sent out again in search of regular first-team football at Lombardy-based Feralpi, who have an option of turning the loan permanent.