Gambia Armed Forces male volleyball team has earned a commanding lead on the 2016 volleyball standings following their victories on Friday and Sunday against Brikama and Fire Services respectively.
The soldiers beat a resolute Brikama side 3-2 at Box bar on Friday. In the opening set GAF pulled off great display but the young Brikama side stood firm in their blocks and spikes.
Game tied at 2-2 both teams put great efforts in the fifth sets and Brikama took a commanding point lead. However, the exuberance and aggressiveness couple with home support ignited GAF’s strength and they covered the set to win the game.
In the female match it was an easy tie for the defending champions as they beat Brikama 3-1 on the same day at Box bar.
Meanwhile on Saturday league favorites Gamtel/Gamcel beat Serrekunda East female team by straight sets 3-0 but the 3 points and the 3 sets were forfeited from the telecom giants by the league organising committee as the former were found wanting of using ineligible players.
In an appeal letter sent to the volleyball federation by Serrekunda East, it stated that Gamtel/Gamcel used two players in Ann Marie Bojang and Muminatou Mbowe without transfers.
Bojang and Mbowe are players of Serrekunda East and there is no contract agreement between Serrekunda East and Gamtel/Gamcel the letter stated. Upon consultation and inquiries the Gambia Volleyball Federation has found Gamtel/Gamcel at fault therefore 3 points and 3 sets are forfeited from them and being awarded to Serrekunda East. The male league fixture between the two teams was called following a heavy down pour.
Gamtel/Gamcel were leading by a set prior to the call off.
Finally on Sunday, GAF returned in a rematch to beat Fire and Rescue Services 3-0 at home and on the same day newbies Kotu lost to Interior 3-0 at Kotu playing ground.
The league table is as follows: In the male league GAF lead with 11points, Serrekunda East with 9 points, and Brikama with 7 points.
In the female Interior lead with 6 points, GAF second with 6 points and Gamtel/Gamcel with 6points as well.
Source: Muhammed Lamin Saidykhan