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Coach Sarr sends strong message as title hunt continues

May 16, 2011, 2:48 PM | Article By: Cherno Omar Bobb

Alagie Sarr, head coach of Real De Banjul, has sent a strong message to fellow title hunters as his boys continue to mount heavy pressure on other teams after yet another famous win over Bakau United at the weekend.

Sarr, who parted company with former employers Seaview when he failed in his attempt to help the hotel club escape demotion to the second division, led his Real De Banjul charges to what appears to be a famous 2-nil win at the expense of the out-of-form Bakau United.

Sarr, who recently took the helm of affairs as the new coach of the Banjul side, said: "We need to be more focused and continue to put up a serious title fight as well as avoid mistakes that could cause us a problem."

Sarr made these remarks following his side's 2-0 win over Bakau United in the final game of the first round fixtures of the Gambia Football Association first division league at the Serrekunda East Mini-stadium.

"I was very happy with the win because it will boost the morals of my players going into the second round of the league," he said.

"At the beginning of the league, I and the club management have set ourselves a target of reaching the minimum of 22 points at the end of the first round but I don’t think 19 points is bad."

Sarr, who is considered the most successful local coach in the history of the GFA first division League, said further that he would sit with (the management of Real De Banjul) again before the start of the second round to discuss the new target for the club.

He said: "The beginning of the league was not easy for us due to the fact that the players are young and that the confidence is lacking at that moment."

Sarr, a well experienced coach, also used the opportunity to outline his aims and objective as he vowed to transform the Banjul club into becoming the best in the country before the end of his three-year contract.