Interior abandons match as Red Scorpions crowned champion

Monday, May 28, 2018

Red Scorpions women football club were on Saturday crowned champions of the GFF national women first division league after opponents Interior FC tactically abandoned the game 10mins into play at the SK/East mini stadium.

The Jeshwang based club had won the league even before the Saturday encounter and to many; perhaps that was the reason why arch rivals Interior refused to honor the said fixture. A team that registered 30 players only presented seven on the field while the rest of their players were seen standing on the pavilion.

The Reds head coach Choro Mbenga discouraged the opponents’ behavior as she believes such won’t help the promotion of women football. “A team boasting of having 8 to 10 players in the national team and 90% in the starting 11 failed to honour a game fixture just because they didn’t win the league is a shame to our football.”

She said Interior players were all at the national team training ground a day before the Saturday fixture so how comes they presented 7 players with the game lasting for less than 10mins? Coach Choro said Interior goalkeeper faked injury and the game had to be called off in front of the Gambia Football Federation president Lamin Kabba Bajo and other GFF officials.

Interior will now be preparing to face Red Scorpions again in the FF cup finals to be announced by the GFF and both teams will be expected to turn out and fight for that trophy.

Interior FC were double champions for winning both the league and FF cups last season but after their Saturday behavior,  women football lovers are waiting for a disciplinary decision from organisers. 

Author: Baboucarr Sey