Jul 21, 2009, 6:48 AM
Ensa Sambou, head coach of Brikama United, has described his side’s 1-nil victory against Samger as vital in the club’s quest for a silverware.
“The win against Samger was vital because they are our closest contenders for the title race,” says Sambou, who has vowed to fight for the title to the last minute.
They will meet Africell on Thursday at the Serrekunda East Mini-stadium before facing their closest challengers Real De Banjul on Sunday in
“We will prepare well for our next game against Africell because every game is a must-win encounter if we want to win the title,” he said.
Sambou has also expressed confidence that Brikama United will collect the maximum points in their encounter with Africell to set up a clash with Real De Banjul.
He finally thanked fans of the team for their continuous support as well as urged them to keep up the brave and elating spirit for the remainder of the season.
Jane Joof, head coach of Samger, for his part, said he was disappointed with the result but not with the performance of his players.
He told journalists after the game that Samger “are always the better side” when they play against Brikama United even though “we lost to them twice this campaign”.
“We created chances but could not convert them into goals but we will still work on our striking force to improve on our scoring ability,” he said.
“When you are playing in Brikama the noise is always too much but we advised the players to be comfortable and listen to instructions.”
Joof also said his boys lost concentration, which resulted in conceding the game’s only goal. He was however quick to note that “it is football and that the team has taken the result in good faith”.
“We can still make the difference against Armed Forces FC; even though they are a good team, this season they are not at their best form,” Joof expressed hope.
Asked about the absence of Buba Jallow, aka “Melez”, Jane said Melez is still nursing an injury. “I wish him speedy recovery so that he can come back and help the team to score more goals,” he added.
On the other hand, Musa Bojang, the goal scorer for Brikama United, said he was very happy for scoring the decisive goal in such a crucial game at the highest level.