SAMGER GO ONE POINT CLEAR AFTER REAL WIN
Wednesday, April 04, 2012
Samger FC are the new leaders of the Gambia Football Association (GFA) First Division League following a hard fought 1-0 defeat of Real de Banjul at the Father Gough Sports Complex in Manjai Kunda on Sunday.
Jane Joof’s side began the league in poor form, but have since turned around their fortunes to climb to the top of the 12-team table with 20 points from 12 games. But breathing under the nose of Samger is Gambia Ports Authority (GPA) who have since recovered from last season’s disappointing campaign to accumulate 19 points under new coach Njuga Njiran.
GPA kicked offtheir second round campaign with a goalless draw against league new boys
Serrekunda United at the KG 5 mini stadium on Saturday. The ferry boys though
will not be happy with the draw after they created the better chances.
The ferry boys had the chance to secure all three points when they were awarded a second half penalty but star forward Cherno Njie’s effort was saved by the Serekunda United keeper to the relief of his side and the disappointment of the Ports fans.
Gamtel is third with 16 points after Tapha Manneh’s CAF Confederations Cup hopefuls were held to a disappointing goalless draw by Banjul Hawks at the Father Gough Sports Complex in Manjai Kunda.
Brikama United are a point behind the Telecomunication Boys in fifth place, but still have a game in hand after their league match against Steve Biko turned violent on Friday when a Brikama supporter allegedly entered the pitch in the 92nd minute asking the referee to call off the game. The game was tied 1-1 with two minutes of injury time remaining and a decision on the matter is yet to be taken by the disciplinary committee of the GFA.
Wallidan also on Sunday moved out of the foot of the table after they came from behind to beat Bakau United 2-1 in a game played at the KG 5 mini-stadium in Banjul.
Bakau United took the lead in the second half against the run of play. Trailing by a lone goal, the Blues continued with the fine play as they schemed for openings to get back into the game. They eventually scored the much-needed equalizer, with Bakary Njie providing a neat cross from the right side that was met by a superb header from captain George Cole in the 72nd minute. As the game looked to end in a draw, Foday Bah’s side again went on the offensive and their efforts were rewarded with a goal.
Young Africans slide down the table continued after they were forced to settle for a 1-1 draw by strugglers Gambia Armed Forces in a game played at the Serekunda East mini-stadium on Saturday. Young Africans have 15 points while Armed Forces remain at the foot of the table with 13 points, level with Serekunda United.
Wallidan, Real de Banjul andSteve Biko all have 14 points points while Banjul Hawks have accumulated 15 points from their 12 games.
Author: Baboucarr Camara