Adama Cham’s strike fires GPA to domestic league season curtain-raiser

Monday, November 14, 2016

Striker Adama Cham’s astonishing first-half strike has inspired league champions Gambia Ports Authority to the 2016-2017 domestic division one league season traditional curtain-raiser title.

The ferry boys beat Brikama United 1-0 in a tightly-contested final game played at the Independence Stadium in Bakau on Saturday, to clinch the domestic league opener.

Gambia Ports Authority lost to Brikama United 2-1 in the final match of the 2015-2016 season, prior to their Saturday Super Cup final clash.                    

Debutant striker Alieu Jammeh could have given Brikama United the lead in the 12th minute of the game, after gashing through Gambia Ports Authority’s defence line, but his effort was denied by goalkeeper Christopher Allen.

Gambia Ports Authority opened the scores through striker Adama Cham in the 45th minute of the game, after capitalizing on Abdoulie Gomez’s blunder to fire home the opener, which eventually proved to be the winner for the ferry boys, and also earn them the 2016 Super Cup title at the expense of Brikama United.

 Brikama United responded quickly for an equalizer, and could have levelled the scores through debutant Alieu Jammeh in the 86thminute of the game, but his shot was denied by the wood work.

Mid-fielder Muhammed Kabba could have netted the second goal for Gambia Ports Authority, but his effort went away; and thus the game ended 1-0 in favour of Gambia Ports Authority

As champions, Gambia Ports Authority were decorated with a giant trophy and cash prize of D75, 000, whilst Brikama United pocketed D50, 000 as runners-up. 

Author: Lamin Darboe & Lamin Gibba