May 18, 2015, 9:52 AM
The first round of the 2012-2013 Gamtel-Gamcel-sponsored GFA division one league finally wrapped up at the weekend with Steve Biko topping the table.
Real De Banjul, Brikama United, Gamtel and Bakau United are part of the five teams fighting for the league title.Gambia Ports Authority, 2009-2010 league champions, whom many pundits have tipped as the favourites for the league title, are currently struggling on the league standings with 13 points in eleven games after their 1-0 defeat to Gamtel at the weekend.
Other teams will be battling for survival in the topflight next round after their dismal performance in the first round of the country’s premier league.Steve Biko are currently leading the race with 22 points in eleven games after their brilliant performance in the first round and will be expecting to continue their superb run of form in the second round.
The reigning league champions Real De Banjul could close the gap to Steve Biko to just a single point but slipped to struggling side Seaview, a victory which has placed Seaview a place above relegation zone with 11 points in eleven games.
Brikama United are still among the title contenders with 17 points in eleven games despite dropping two vital points after their 2-2 draw against Armed Forces, who are currently occupying 6th position on the league table with 14 points in eleven games.
Gamtel can still clinch their ever league title despite sitting 4th position on the league table with 16 points in eleven games after recovering from recent back-to-back defeats to Bakau United and Young Africans in their re-scheduled fixtures.
Bakau United, who were struggling in the GFA topflight in previous seasons, are also among the title contenders with 15 points in eleven games and currently 5th position after superb performance in the first round and will be hoping to continue with this performance in the second round.
Interior, Samger, Seaview, Young Africans and Hawks are all battling it for survival in the topflight and will be expecting a stunning performance in the second round to avoid relegation to the second tier.