Savage chasing top-scorer award

By Sulayman Bah

Gambia international Demba Savage has thrown himself in the ringDemba Savage 1 for the league top scorer award after scoring over the weekend.

The in-form goal machine is proving unstoppable scoring the opening goal racing his side HJK, who are already league champions, in the driving seat against his former club Honka. However the capital-based club let slip the advantage after a late rally earned Honka a last-gasp free-kick equalizing goal.

Demba cut in from left wing dribbling two markers inside the penalty box before spacing up to power a right-footer blast in the 34th minute.

Prior to the commencement of the game, Savage was on ten-season-goal and this goal appropriately made him a golden boot contender sending his tally to eleven goals, two shy of current joint top-scorer Emet and Argentinian Soligmac.

The Gambian has an edge over his fellow contenders with his club to play three more games before the end of the league. He faces Dawda Bah’s MYPA, VPS and SaineyNyassi’s KuPS in these remaining matches.

He now amasses an incredible thirty-four haul in seventy-nine appearances in his three-year association with the club.

Already Helsinki are champions with games to spare to the end of the championship as Savage delectably adds to his trophy cabinet –his third league title with a combine nine career medals which include four runners-up gongs, all acquired in Finland.

He epitomizes not a tale worth telling but as well the most successful Gambian player in the Scandinavia only matched by Pa DemboTouray somewhat.

Far away from the domestic front, Savage and club are on the brink of an early exit after losing 3-0 to Belgian club Brugge in Group B of the Europa League. Up next they face Italy Serie A’s Torino.