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Brikama United clinch GFA 1st Division League Title

Jul 20, 2011, 7:25 PM

West Coast Region giants Brikama United on Monday celebrated what proved to be a remarkable achievement after it emerged champions of the 2010-2011 Gambia Football Association division one league with a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Young Africans.

The record attended title decider match held at the KG5 Mini-stadium in Banjul was part of the week twenty-one fixtures of the GFA league.

Brikama United, who went into the crucial encounter needing only a victory to win their first-ever league title, spent the entire game struggling and their hard work was finally rewarded thanks to striker Foday Trawally’s 75th minute goal that proved to be the deciding moment of the league title.

Trawally capitalised on Young African’s defensive blunder to send a teeming number of heroic Brikama United fans into rapture a win that have also confirmed the West Coast Region giants’ first-ever top accolade in Gambian football.

Young Africans, who are fighting to maintain their place in the first division, fought back and created numerous scoring chances but all their efforts were not good enough to earn them a happy evening; instead they went home with a disappointing result.

The win has seen Brikama United lift the title with an impressive record of 43 points four points above closest rivals Real De Banjul, who missed the chance of getting neck and neck with Brikama on points after they dropped two vital points following an action-packed 1-1 draw encounter with city foes Wallidan few days ago.

Real continues to occupy second spot with 39 points in twenty-one games with one more game to go.

The defeat has put Young Africans 7th position on the league standings with 23 points in twenty-one games with one more game for them to know whether they will maintain their place in the first division next season.