Fight for Promotion: Kuteh Jumbulu, Hart FC Qualify to GFF National League Division Two

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By Momodou Jarju

Kuteh Jumbulu and Hart FC have qualified to the country’s second division league after winning in their respective fixtures on Thursday in the Gambia Football Federation (GFF) playoffs for promotion to the aforesaid league.

Kuteh Jumbulu – a team from Upper River Region – came from behind to crush Medina Umfally – a team from Central River Region – 2-1 at the Soma Mini Stadium. Medina Umfally opened the scoreline six minutes into the first-half through Ebrima Drammeh. But Kuteh Jumbulu’s Sulayman Manneh levelled the scores eleven minutes later. The first-half ended one all.

Kuteh Jumbulu doubled to lead in the second-half courtesy of Abdoulie Manneh in the 64th minute. Manneh’s goal proved the winner and qualified his side to GFF National League Division Two.  Kuteh Jumbulu will “fill the void left by compatriots Wagadu FC who were relegated last season”.

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Photo: Hart FC beat Rockland 1-0 to qualify to the GFF 2nd Division League. © Image culled from GFF Facebook page.    

Meanwhile, Hart FC – a team from Lower River Region – also booked a place in the GFF national league division two after beating Rockland – a team from North Bank Region – by a goal to nil at Soma Mini Stadium in the afternoon fixture of the playoffs for promotion. 

“Alasan Saidy smashed into the roof of the net from a close range to give Hart FC a deserved win in the 69th minute,” GFF media team reported.