Gambian international Momodou Ceesay continues his prolific goal scoring record in the Kazakhstan premier league, as he tops the pack with 12 goals from 26 games so far this season.

The Gambian international who joined from MSK Zilina in January was on target at the weekend opening the scoring as they surrendered a 3-0 lead to draw 3-3 at home to Kazakh champions Shakhter Karagandy. The former KVC Westerlo and Banjul Wallidan forward was also on target last week scoring a consolation goal in a 2-1 defeat at home to Astana.

Zico and Kairat finished 5th on the 14-team premier league table at the end of the regular season that qualified them for the post-season six-team championship playoff.

The team have failed to perform in the playoffs as they currently trail the leaders by a whopping 10 points but the Gambian international continues to deliver the goods on an individual level scoring a goal in each of the five post-season games so far.

Kairat and Shakhter - who narrowly missed out on a place in the lucrative UEFA Champions League this season after a last minute 3-2 aggregate defeat to Celtic, have struggled in the playoffs and they are both ranked outside the top three - which qualifies a team to European competition.

Shakhtar have failed to win in the last three games with Viktor Kumykova's defending champions currently on a run of a 1-1 draw with Irtysh, followed by a resounding 4-0 defeat in Shymkent against local side Ordabasy and a 1-0 home defeat to leaders Aktobe.

Momodou Ceesay and Kairat Almaty had suffered a 2-0 defeat at Aktobe, followed by a 2-1 loss at home defeat to Astana, but Vladimir Weiss' team was able to get a victory in Shymkent, beating Ordabasy 2-1 with Zic Ceesay and Knezevic scoring the goals. Kairat were on the verge of securing a second consecutive win, leading 3-0 in the 83rd minute, but Shakhter showed why they pushed the Scottish Celtic all the way scoring three times in the final seven minutes for a share of the spoils.