Omar Colley’s agent explains failed Sampdoria move

Italian club Sampdoria had an €8m bid for Gambia captain Omar Colley knocked back by KRC Genk, according to his agent.

Sampdoria were linked with the 24-year-old defender during this transfer window but failed to bring him to the Stadio Luigi Ferraris after falling short of Genk’s €10m valuation of the player.

Gambia names WAFU squad

The Gambia have unveiled its 18-man squad that will feature in the West African Football Union (WAFU) tournament that kicks off in Ghana in two weeks’ time.

The team, led by Omar Sise, will be camped at a local hotel on Monday evening before departure to Takoradi where they face off the hosts in the opening game on September 9.

Zico nets fourth goal

Spaghetti-legged Gambia international Momodou Ceesay scored a vital goal for relegation-threatened PS Kemi Kings who secured a 1-0 win over FC Lahti in the Finnish Veikkausliiga.

The Scorpions attacker, nicknamed ‘Zico’, fired past Miikka Mujunen eleven minutes after the break to send Kemi seven points adrift second from bottom HIFK.

Ali Sowe’s Skënderbeu claim historic Europa League place

Gambia striker Ali Sowe was in jubilation mood as his Albanian club KF Skënderbeu claimed a historic UEFA Europa League group stage qualification after holding Croatia’s Dinamo Zagreb to a goalless draw in the play-off to qualify 1-1 on aggregate.

Their qualification into Europe’s second most prestigious tournament came thanks to a priceless away goal in the first leg encounter.