Kandji scores as HJK tomp Bahs MYPA


Dawda Bah’s visiting team were the early season leaders, and top scorers, but were put in their place by the defending champions, who returned to the top of the table with a thumping at the Sonera Stadium.

After a lacklustre start to the season, the club from the capital have now won their last four league games in a row and their latest crushing victory was thanks to goals from Macoumba Kandji, Veli Lampi, Nikolai Alho and Rasmus Schüller.

Kandji’s second goal for the club on 31 minutes started it, sweeping in from inside the six yard box, before Lampi scored the second, pouncing on an indecisive defence on 42 minutes.


Alho’s first time finish just after half time made it 3-0 before Rasmus Schüller coolly made it four with ten minutes left.

Kandji’s compatriot, Demba Savage, saw ten minutes of play after being introduced in the second half.

HJK Helsinki now go top of the Veikkausliiga with nineteen points while Bah’s MYPA sit in second place with seventeen.

Elsewhere, Omar Colley and Ebrima Sohna’s KuPS climbed out of the bottom two to be unbeaten in four games after a 2-0 win at home to FC Honka.

The win was KuPS’ first victory at home to Honka in ten years, including eight consecutive defeats and it moves them off the foot of the table and up to tenth place, one point in front of Rovaniemen Palloseura and one behind Seinäjoen Jalkapallokerho.

                                  Source: Gambia sports online


By Lamin Cham