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Dawda Bah Celebrates second Finnish Championship in a row

Nov 2, 2010, 3:00 PM | Article By: Sainabou Kujabi

Dawda Bah's HJK Helsinki secured the Finish league championship trophy a few weeks ago, although losing 2-0 to Tampere in the final match took the celebrations to Helsinki late Saturday evening in the just concluded 2010 Finnish league.

HJK have emerged the Finnish champions again after holding it for 2009. The defeat was quickly forgotten as the team rushed south to start the celebrations in the heart of the capital city with 52 points and a four-point difference to add on their record.

The 2010 season brought HJK their all-time 23rd league championship with more convincing performance than the last season. The blue-white stripes held the top position round after being the strongest team in both their home and away matches as well as reaching the best goal difference in the league, according to HJK site.

Gambia international Dawda Bah, who made 24 appearances for HJK in which he netted thrice for the champions, is glad to be part of a team that is arguably called the best team in Finland.

HJK-striker Juho Mäkelä was also awarded the striker of the year crown for having shown his best this year by scoring 16 times for his team.

Alongside Makela, a young HJK-defender Juhani Ojala was selected to the league all-stars as the defender of the year.

Although two players were awarded, the HJK team of 2010 was widely recognised as "the best team" of the year and therefore no less than justified for the league victory.


Ousman Jallow’s and Paul Jatta’s Brondby beat Esbjerg 2-1  to climb up to third spot  with 22 points in the  Danish SAS-Ligaen on Sunday.


Tromsø laid a 2-1 win over Muhammed Keita's Strømsgodset on Sunday in the Norwegian Eliteserien. Keita's side who seem to be out of form as they continue to sink down the drains, finding themselves from 5th to 9th spot with 40 points on the standing.

Ebrima Sohna's Sandefjord succumbed to Stabæk 2-1 on Saturday to further draw their relegation chances after numerous winless fixtures. They are still lying at the bottom of the table with 9 points.

Honefoss used home support to surprise Valerenga 3-1 on Sunday. The top-flight club, which is struggling at the red zone, beat potential title challengers who have been trailing leaders Rosenborg on 58 points.

The Gambia Valerenga duo Kristian Brix and Dawda Leigh were faced with the task of turning over a nine-point lead by Rosenborg to sweep off the title from them.

Tijan Jaiteh’s Brann lost 3-1 to Aalesund.