Domestic league clubs stretch muscles as 2nd fixtures loom

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Domestic league clubs are stretching their muscles up as the second round of the country’s division one and two clashes loom.

Division one league leaders Gamtel will compete to win their matches in the second round to cement their top position and thus fancy their chances of lifting the league title at the end of the season and second place Gambia Ports Authority will prepare to win their matches in the second round and hope for league leaders Gamtel to slip in order to grab the league title.

Current league champions Gambia Armed Forces, who are occupying third place will have to beat their opponents in the second round to pile pressure on league leaders Gamtel and second-place Gambia Ports Authority in order to increase their hopes of retaining their league crown at the end of the season.

Real De Banjul, Fortune and Tallinding United are mid-table and will eye to win their matches in second round to keep pressure on teams above them in the league. Brikama United and Marimoo are few places above safety in the top-flight league. Both sides will fight to win their matches in the second round to improve their position in the league.

Hawks and Banjul are two places and one place respectively above relegation in the top-flight league. Both clubs will contest to win their matches in the second round to improve their position in the league in order to avoid relegation to the second tier and stay in the top flight for yet another season.

Steve Biko and Bombada are occupying second-place from bottom and bottom-place in that order in the top flight.

The Bakau giant killers and Brikama-based outfit will target to win their matches in the second round to move away from the danger zone after their woeful performance in the first round.

Meanwhile, Wallidan is currently leading second division after their stunning performance in the first round and will play to win their matches to gain automatic promotion to the top flight next season.

Kexx United, BK Milan and Brufut United are three teams competing Wallidan for automatic promotion to the top flight next season following their sterling performance in the first round.

Waa Banjul, Immigration and Serrekunda United are occupying relegation zone in the second tier after their poor performance in the first round. The trio will battle to win their matches in the second round to increase their hopes of staying in the second tier for yet another season.

Author: Lamin Darboe