May 17, 2010, 12:14 PM
Steve Biko FC that secured one of its impressive league standing after finishing second in last year's GFA Division One League Championship with 33 points began preparatory programme ahead of the Division One League clash against the 2006 league champions Real-De-Banjul on December 20, at the Serrekunda-West-Mini-Stadium.
Biko endured a difficult start to the league campaign in the majority part of previous seasons but had a magnificent campaign last time around, securing the second spot in the twelve club championship behind Armed Forces that emerged as the champions last season.
The Bakau giants that failed to secure their first league title since the establishment of the club in as many centuries is looking set and determined to end that unfortunate situation when the championship starts next month.
The team in 2001 became the champions after romping Wallidan in the FA cup final to celebrate their first major FA cup title but have since struggled to celebrate any Division One league title which could be described as an unsatisfactory record, considering the quality of players at their disposal, coupled with the club's standard that many described as one of the best football clubs the country has.
They started collective training yesterday morning at the team's training centre in Cape Point, Bakau under the stewardship of one time a popular figure in the team, Abdoulie Bojang, who was also an integral part of The Gambia's national senior team during his playing days.
Biko will go into their second fixtures aiming to avoid an early defeat when they face Hawks on Wednesday 23rd December, at the Independence Stadium whom they thrashed 3-nil in 2001 FA cup final.
Stave Biko has recently established itself as one of the leading exporters of country's young talents which has seen the likes of Mustapha Jarju, Abdou Jammeh, Ebrima Sohna, among others, who are all making names for themselves in their respective European clubs.