Gambian International Njogu Demba and Danish Superliga side OB will open their 2010/11 UEFA Europa League campaign with an away match against Getafe on Thursday at the Coliseum Alfonso Pérez in Madrid.
The Group H clash will be a tough test for the Danish side after their weekend 1-0 defeat to Nordsjælland in the local league. Despite the defeat, the Superliga outfit and runners-up of the 2009/10 league are looking forward to making a big impact in the UEFA Europa league matches.
Njogu's OB beat Scottish side Motherwell 3-2 on aggregate to book a spot for the group stages, where the teams of Gambian compatriots Ousman Jallow, Dawda Bah and Amadou Jallow failed to survive after losing to their opponents.
Spanish Primera Division one side Getafe, who are also set for the campaign, enjoyed a 4 - 1 win over Levante in the week three matches of the Spanish league.
Stuttgart will host Young Boys in the other group clash on Thursday.
In Finland, Dawda Bah's HJK Helsinki earned a hard fought 1-1 draw with FF Jaro on Sunday to shift a single step-up and guard its lead in the Finnish Veikkausliga table with 44 points. Gambia's goal pusher Ousman Jallow and Brondby beat Sonderjyske 3-1 to grab 15 points and 3rd on the Danish Superliga table on Sunday. Pa Dembo Touray and Kebba Ceesay's Djurgardens triumphed on Sunday with a 2-1 win over Orebo landing themselves 5th on the Swedish Allsvenskan with 32 points and 5 points behind 4th placed Amadou Jawo's Elfsborg. The all-Gambian clash between Pa Modou Jagne's St Gallen and Abdourahman Dampha's Neuchatel Xamax on Sunday ended 1-0 in favour of St Gallen. The Gambia versatile player Jagne's side is now settled on 7 points and 8th position in the Swiss Axpo Super League.In Norway, there were defeats for Abdou Darboe and Ebrima Sohna as their sides lost in Sunday's week 23 matches. Sohna's Sandefjord gave in to Kongsvinger 1-0 while Darboe’s Honefoss lost to Haugesund 2-0. Second-place Kristian Brix and Dawda Leigh's Valerenga fuelled their title hunt after beating Stabaek 3-2 to hang on its spot with 46 points. Mustapha Jarjue was once again on target for Mons to help his side triumph with a 2-0 win over KV Oostende in the Belgian second Division over the weekend. Jarjue's 44th minute goal was enough to seal the 2-0 victory after fellow teammate's early hit in the 8th minute. He has so far scored a total of 4 goals in 5 matches.