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Captain Hella Diko Is A Rising Star

Jun 4, 2009, 8:13 AM | Article By: Lamin Drammeh

Hella Diko is a rare talent in female football in the Gambia. She was born and grown up in Bakau Kachikally.

Due to her passion for the game and her great vision for goal she was invited to join Kachically United, now called Kinteh United, when the team was in the second division.

The striker is the central nucleus for Kinteh United.

Hella was one of the stars that had uplifted Kinteh United to the country's top flight female football in 2005/06 league season after been crowned as the club's leading goal scorer with 7 league goals.

She became Kinteh United's leading goal scorer for the second time in two years, with a total of 5 goals to her name during her two-year spelt with the Bakau outfit.

Hella has also proved herself beyond all reasonable doubt, due to her skills and goal scoring abilities. She had earned herself a call to the Gambia National Female team currently preparing for the West Africa Football Union championship (WAFU), to be played in the Federal Republic of Nigeria between July and August 2009.

She commended Sanna Jarju and Kemo Ceesay of Steve Biko for being her source of inspiration throughout her football career. She urged them to keep up the momentum.

The President of Kinteh United, who also doubles as the secretary of the national female team, Sanna Jarju described Hella as instrumental, disciplined and hard working player.