Dec 22, 2010, 10:53 AM
The head coach of Steve Biko, Abdoulie Bojang, is delighted at his team’s narrow 1-0 victory over Gamtel in the Gambia Football Association (GFA) division one league.
He stated that scoring was a big problem for Steve Biko in their previous games, adding that his team was able to score and bag the maximum points against Gamtel, which put them on the right track and let them also move away from the relegation zone.
“The team deserved to go home with maximum points against Gamtel,” he said. “I am optimistic that the boys will certainly perform to expectation as the league games unfold,” says Coach Bojang during an interview with Pointsport shortly after the game at the Banjul KG5 Mini-stadium on Tuesday.
Gamtel came into the game with 10 points at the back of a 4-1 defeat to Bakau United at the weekend while Steve Biko had just 6 points after their initial 1-1 draw against Armed Forces.
The Bakau giant killers created numerous goal-scoring opportunities and were able to find the net in the 15th minute when striker Ebrima Jallow slashed through Gamtel’s defence line to score the opener and winner.
The head coach of Gamtel, Tapha Manneh, whose team has lost two consecutive matches, said his team was not playing badly; only that they squandered their limited goal-scoring chances, which cost them dearly.
According to coach Manneh, despite that Gamtel have lost two consecutive games they are still maintaining a good position in the league standings.
Armed Forces thrashed in-form Bakau United 2-0 in the other week nine fixtures played at the Father Gough Sports Complex in Manjai Kunda on the same day.
The current standings as at now are: Steve Biko 9, Gamtel and Armed Forces 10 each and Bakau United 12 points in eight games.