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Momodou Ceesay's Zilina resume title defending

Oct 15, 2010, 2:40 PM | Article By: Sainabou Kujabi

Gambia's goal poacher Momodou Ceesay is set for his team's Super Liga clash against Zlaté Moravce on Friday in Slovakia.

The Slovakia champions Zilina are so far at the summit of the table with 23 points in 11 matches.

The Gambia international, who scored in the Scorpions' 3-1 win over Namibia in Banjul, is in high gear to add more goals in his account. He is also set for their Tuesday’s champion’s league clash against Olympique Marseille.

Gambia International Mustapha Jarju and club side Mons will renew their title hunt on Sunday in the Belgian second division when they rub shoulders with Lommel United. Standing second on the table with 19 points, they are separated by a single point margin from leaders Waasland-Beveren.

In-form Sanna Nyassi and Seattle Sounders, who conquered the US open cup, will renew their MLS title chase today.

They will host strugglers Chivas USA, who sit at 28 points and 14 position in the standing.

According to goal.com, only a few teams in Major League Soccer are hotter than Seattle right now.

After lifting the U.S. Open Cup title and hindering Kansas City's charge for the postseason in space of a few days, Sounders FC have finally cracked the top five in this week’s edition of the Goal.com MLS Rankings. They grabbed 45 points.

Amadou Sanyang's Toronto will play host to Columbus on Saturday.

Sainey Nyassi and Ken Abdoulie Mansally, who both play for New England Revolution, will take on Kansas City on Saturday.

Omar Jasseh's San Jose Earthquakes, who are sitting on 41 points behind the Sounders, will lock horns with Houston as part of Saturday's matches.

After finding themselves at 3rd with 17 points, Njogu Demba's OB will face another tough test when they take on leaders FC Copenhagen on Sunday in the Danish Superliga.

The away game will be crucial for them as it will set the pace for their UEFA Europa league game against the Young Boys on Thursday.

Ousman Jallow's Brondby, who fell back to 5th position and 15 points, will play away Nordsjælland on Sunday.

The 2009/10 Danish 3rd place runners up are so far threatened by teams like Lyngby and Midtjylland, who are ahead in the top 4.

Pa Demba Touray's and Kebba Ceesay’s Djurgardens, whose pursuit to reach the first three teams at the summit of the Swedish Allsvenskan, will meet Trelleborgs on Sunday.

They are 5th with 38 points while opponents Trelleborgs are struggling at the last ten teams.

Gambian compatriot Omar Jawo and club side Elfsborg at 3rd with 45 points will face second placed Helsingborgs, who are leading them with a ten-point difference.

Demba Savage's Honka, who are bent on claming the 2009/10 Finnish Veikkausliga, will renew their plight on Saturday when they play away to Haka.

Currently standing on second with 43 points behind leaders, the side can have a narrow chance to overtake leaders HJK, who are on 49 points with a few match fixtures.

Dawda Bah's HJK Helsinki, the Finish defending champions who look sure of retaining another league title this year, will host 3rd place holders TPS on Monday.

Dawda Leigh and Kristain Brix's Valerenga will host Gambian compatriot Mohammed Keita in week 27 clash against Stromsgodset in the Norwegian Tippeligaen on Saturday.

Valerenga, who are 2nd with 52 points, will be going into this game with the prime motive of closing the gap between them and leaders Rosenborg, who stand at 60 points. This will give opportunity to the Gambia Valerenga duo to celebrate a successful league conquest.

Bottom-place and relegation-threatened Sandefjord will meet Aalesunds on Sunday. Ebrima Sohna's side, who are sure of heading for relegation, will be up for amends.

Mid-table occupants Lillestrom will play Tijan Jaiteh SK Brann on Sunday. Brann will be going on for all three points, despite playing away this week will help the side to join the top ten teams on the Tippeligaen after managing to pick 30 points and holding 12th on the standings.

Abdou Darboe's Honefoss, who have a tough fixture against leaders Rosenborg on Sunday, are standing on 14th and 24 points.

Abdourahman Dampha's Neuchatel Xamax will play leaders Lucerne on Saturday in the Swiss Axpo Super League.

Strugglers Pa Modou Jagne's St Gallen will take on Basle on Sunday in week twelve matches.