Feb 20, 2020, 1:19 PM
The West Coast Region outfit Brikama United is set to resume the hunt for their first-ever top tier league title as they prepare to come face to face with relegation candidate Interior, as the second round fixtures of the country's top tier football league starts on Saturday June 4, Pointsport can reveal.
The side led by impressive coach Essa Sambou, who has adapted to life in the first division after replacing former coach Lang Kah, is determined to maintain their impressive run of fine form, after having had a magnificent record of 11 games unbeaten in the first round going into the final and decisive round with high expectations of a historic league cup success.
Brikama, who could only survive demotion in the final day of relegation survival with a narrow but hard fought 1-nil win over Samger to save their position in the first division last season, will face a tough battle when they meet Interior in the first match of the second round fixtures in their own backyard where they also remain unbeaten so far this season.
That game will be played on June 4 at the Box Bar Mini-stadium in Brikama.
The reigning champions Gambia Ports Authority, who have recovered from what was an unconvincing start to this year's campaign, will enter the round two fixtures with a game against the academy boys Samger at the Serrekunda East Mini-stadium the same day.
Samger collected 13 points in eleven league matches and Jane Joof’s side admired for their beautiful style of play, will also be setting their sights firmly on cementing their position among the top teams having sit at the middle of the 12-club league table.
The last game on Saturday June 4 will be another tough battle when the promoted Young Africans battle it out with out-of-form Bakau United, who also share the same number of points at 13 in eleven matches.
The two sides will be the first teams this season to enjoy the beautiful taste of The Gambia’s only Independence Stadium in Bakau where 16 league matches are scheduled to take place.
Another relegation threatening Africell, who are rooted alongside their close neighbours Steve Biko at the bottom of the league table with seven points each, will face a difficult match against in-form Wallidan, who have dropped to fourth with 19 points the same number of points with second place holder Real De Banjul and The Gambia Ports Authority in third.
That game will also be played at the Independence Stadium on Sunday June 5, 2011 to be followed by Gamtel vs Armed Forces at the Serrekunda West Mini-stadium the same day, a game that will wrap up week one fixtures of the second round or call it week twelve if you like.
Pointsport as usual will bring you every detail of the GFA league one matches as action resumes next weekend.