Ousman Marong, a Gambian midfielder, scored his first goal for his Israeli club Hapoel Ra’anana. The goal enabled a 1-1 away draw against Hapoel Rishon Lezion. It was their week-three fixture of the Israeli Liga Leumit (Second Division).
The Gambian international equalized for his side Hapoel Ra’anana in the 54th minute. Hapoel Rishon Lezion’s Haim Yagil Ohana had scored an opener in the 44th minute of the first half.
During the winter break of the 2018-19 season, Marong signed with Serbian club FK Trayal, along Lamin Jobe. The Kololi-born player adapted well in Serbia. He contributed 6 goals in 14 appearances in the second half of the season.
Marong started his career in Gambia at the Superstars Academy. He was later sent out on loan to Israeli club Beitar Nes Tubruk. The Gambian made 24 appearances and scored 9 goals in the 2017-18 Israeli youth league.
There were rumors that he was going to sign with current Serbian champions, Red Star Belgrade. The player had shown promising football capabilities.