Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Unbeaten Brikama survives scare


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By Sulayman Bah Vintage Brikama continued their unbeaten stroll in the league but suchBirkama united 2 a feat was threatened by a slow-pace sailing Banjul Hawks over the weekend. Sulayman Kuyateh and his men are one of two teams of the division yetto gulp a taste of defeat -grabbing an impressive seventeen out of possible twenty-seven points on offer in as nine domestic league matches. The Sateba outfit hasn’t lay claims on the staked prize of the league for three years since their audacious exploits in 2011. Determined to shred apart such circles, Kuyateh has geared up his charges as they top the standings with an unblemished run. However their topping of the twelve-team-standings hasn’t come without struggle after they survived a scare from a resolute Hawks last week who forced a share of the spoils following a 2-2 score in a four-goal-thriller duel. This ultimately narrowed their initial two-point at the top to one ahead of Real de Banjul who moved to second after easing past bottom-placed Serrekunda United. Results make the race for the title even tighter with Gamtel, on fifteen points, playing yesterday Sunday against Gambia Armed Forces. A win – which tops Tapha Manneh’s wish-list – will see the telecom giants unseat Brikama atop on eighteen points and a draw still propels them to joint-second. In another fixture, Bombada plummeted to their third defeat of the season having bit the dust to 2010 league champions and once-beaten Alagie Sarr’s Gambia Ports Authority on final 1-0 score. The outcome makes for an intriguing statistical reading with three clubs; Ports, Bomdaba and Real on joint-second sixteen points on each as of Saturday. Elsewhere, one step below the GFF First Eco sponsored premier league, promotion-chasing Steve Biko leads on eighteen points winning all their six matches after trouncing a stuttering KGI 1-0 in their last match. Samger Football Club is second in the second tier but didn’t return to action after their showdown with Young Africans was put off last week. Serrekunda East suffered the heaviest of weekend defeats after getting walloped 3-1. Blue Star and Gambia Immigration FC grinded out a 2-2 affair and Tallinding humbled Sea View 1-0 in other second division fixtures. Follow complete details of the GFF league result in our next edition.]]>

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