May 2, 2008, 7:51 AM
Ensa Sambou, head coach of Brikama United, has said his team cannot afford to succumb to further setback for the third time in succession.
The West Coast giants got off to a fine start to this year’s GFA first division league campaign a form that saw them maintain top position in the league for the remaining part of the first round going into the second round with the same momentum.
They continued their impressive performances but got stuck by a defeat to relegation fighters Interior thanks to a 3-2 score-line in the opening game of the second and decisive round before another setback with two straight draws.
Sambou, who has adapted quickly to life in the country’s top flight football after guiding the team to strings of some inspiring performances, is aware of the importance of the remaining games that lie ahead of the West Coast outfit and is determined to keep up the good run of some bright form.
He is however conscious of the fact that the game against Real De Banjul, who trail them by a narrow margin of one point, won’t be an easy affair.
Sambou said their focus now is on Real De Banjul FC, who are their closest challengers for the title race.
Sambou rounded up the interview with an appeal to fans of the team to behave well during their game against Samger, saying “the players will do the rest for them on the pitch”.
Pap Gaye, a member of Wallidan coaching staff who spoke to Pointsport after the game against Real, said the result was a replica of the first round encounter, which also ended in a stalemate result between the two sides.
“The way we played totally differs from that of Brikama United,” he said.