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Brikama Utd, Marimoo and Hawks grab victories in 1st division league

Nov 22, 2016, 11:31 AM | Article By: Lamin Darboe

Brikama United, Marimoo and Hawks have all secured victories in the 2016-2017 Gambia Football Federation domestic division one league, after winning their opening league fixtures.

Brikama United came from one nil down to beat Real De Banjul 2-1 at the Brikama Box Bar Mini Stadium on Sunday.

Centre-back Salifu Krubally gave Real De Banjul the lead in the 10th minute of the game following their disappointed performance against Serrekunda East zonal team in the club’s 50th anniversary international football tournament quarterfinal.

The Sateyba boys responded back quickly for an equalizer and created some goal-scoring opportunities but failed to capitalize on their limited chances thus the first half ended 1-0 in favour of Real De Banjul.

Upon resumption, Brikama United gaffer Sulayman Kuyateh brought in several fresh legs to strengthen his attacking option and pile pressure on Real De Banjul.

Their efforts did yield dividend in the 61st minute of the game when centre-back Daniel Mendy netted the equalizer from an astonishing strike to make it 1-1.

Midfielder Abdoulie Gomez notched in the winner for Brikama United in the 70th minute of the game to land their first win in the new league season.

The reigning league champions, Gambia Ports Authority, came from one nil down to draw 1-1 with Bakau giant killers Steve Biko at the Independence Stadium in Bakau.

Steve Biko opened the scores through striker Nfansu Bojang in the 27th minute of the game to give Bakau giant killers the lead.

Gambia Ports Authority levelled the scores through midfielder Muhammed Kabba in the 88th minute of the game to cancel Nfansu Bojang’s 27th-minute strike to share the spoils.

Hawks beat Bombada 1-0 at the Serrekunda West Mini Stadium on Saturday; Matarr Badjie scored the only goal for Hawks in the first half of the game.

Elsewhere, Gambia Armed Forces drew goalless with Samger at the Serrekunda East Mini Stadium.