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Armed Forces beat Jaraaf in friendly

Jan 22, 2010, 11:12 AM | Article By: By Lamin Drammeh

The Gambia Football Association (GFA) Division One league champions Armed Forces entertained the Senegalese FA cup champions Jaraaf to a hard fought 1-nil win in Wednesday's friendly at the Independence Stadium in Bakau.

 The match was part of preparation of the African Champion's league and confederation of African Football Club Championship to commence next month, in which the two neighbours are expected to participate.

Armed Forces that won the league in a spectacular style after securing an impressive 44 points last season were in dominance of an action packed friendly match throughout the first period and opened the scoring through former Scorpions and Gambia Ports Authority striker Ousman Jagne after taken an advantage of a rebound in the early minute of the match.

The former Senegalese league champions who are using this friendly in a bid to strengthen their squad before the start of CAF club championship against Fus Rabat of Morocco in February turned out in a dramatic fashion upon resumption with some wonderful display of ball possession. But all their brilliant attacking options and dominance in the game was not good enough to give them an equaliser.

The visitors who are making their third visit to The Gambia following similar training camps over the past three years were roping shoulders with Brikama United at the time of going to press before wrapping up their visit with a game against Young Africans later today.

It is noted that Armed Forces will be taking part in next months African champions league when they play host to the Algerian league champions J.S Kabily in February.

The Head Coach of the visitors who spoke to this reporter shortly after his side's narrow one-nil defeat to their host Kor Daba Arifang Sarr said the objective of their visit to The Gambia is to prepare his team much better ahead of CAF club championship. He is hopeful that their matches against some of the country’s top flight teams would absolutely help them prepare themselves better for the task ahead of them.