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Armed Forces smash Real De Banjul in GFA 1ST Division League opener

Jan 20, 2012, 1:20 PM | Article By: Lamin Darboe

Armed Forces made a flying start to the 2011-2012 Gambia Football Association (GFA) National division one league campaign after thrashing city boys Real De Banjul 2-0 in the opening game played at the Serrekunda Mini-stadium on Tuesday.

The first half was dominated and controlled by Armed Forces, who created numerous goal-scoring opportunities against Real De Banjul.

Armed Forces further opened the score through powerful striker Kabba Jobe in the 19th minute of the game from a brilliant strike to give his side the lead.

Moments later, Armed Forces found themselves 2-0 ahead in the 24th minute of the game when powerful striker Kabba Jobe netted the second goal to seal the victory and complete his brace.

Real De Banjul fought back for an equaliser and created chances but their efforts were denied by Armed Forces’ formidable defence line, thus the game ended 2-0 in favour of Armed Forces.

Elsewhere, Young Africans also made spectacular start to the 212012 Gambia Football Association division one campaign following their hard-fought 2-1 win over the blue boys Wallidan in the all-Banjul derby game played at the Banjul KG5 Mini-stadium on the same day.

Wallidan opened the score through Ismaila Singateh in the 18th minute of the game before Sarjo Njanko levelled the score for Young Africans in the 37th minute of the game.

Wallidan’s Bakary Njie’s own goal in the 67th minute of the game sealed the victory for Young Africans marking their first victory in the 2011-2012 Gambia Football Association division one.

Wallidan’s Muhammed Konna and Young Africans’ Sarjo Njanko were both sent off for sporting misbehaviour.

Armed Forces and Young Africans are currently leading the table at 3 points in single game each, while each of the two - Wallidan and Real De Banjul - has zero point in single game.