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Elite United continues to struggle in GFF 1st Division

Mar 9, 2020, 12:37 PM | Article By: Arfang M.S. Camara

Elite United, formerly Sporting Real, is continuing with their struggle in the Gambian premier league as they ended the first round of the league with a 1-0 defeat by The Gambia Armed Forces (GAF) in a game played at the Independence Stadium in Bakau on Friday.

Under the stewardship of Saikou Manjang alias Mourinho, the team came into the First Division this season after finishing 2nd position in the Second Division last season.

The Banjul-based team is currently occupying first from bottom (14th) position in the GFF First Division league after collecting 8 points in 13 matches- losing 7, drawing 5 and winning only a single game.

Their latest defeat by The Gambia Armed Forces (GAF) have moved them back within the top three positions in the league after collecting 23 points with 13 matches, mounting pressure on both Real de Banjul and Gamtel.

Elsewhere on Friday, Tallinding United played a goalless stalemate with Fortune in their final first round match of the league at the Serekunda East Park.

Both teams are sitting next to another in the league with Tallinding United occupying 10th position with 13 points and Fortune 11th position with 12 points after 13 matches.

Tallinding United have registered only two wins, seven draws and four losses in the first round, while Petroleum boys (Fortune) registered a single win, nine draws and three defeats.

Banjul United also drew goalless with another struggling side, B.K. Milan in the final fixtures on Friday at the Banjul KG5 mini-stadium.

The Banjul-based team, who started the league with impressive performance are  currently occupying 5th position after collecting 17 points, while the Bakau-based team B.K Milan sitting second from bottom (13th) position after collecting 9 points in 13 matches.

Banjul United have registered three wins, eight draws and two losses, while B.K. Milan who have earlier sacked their coach Alagie Sarr amid poor results, also registered a single win, six draws and six defeats.

On Saturday, The Gambia Ports Authority (GPA) beat Marimoo 3-1 away in a game played at the Manjai Park.

The Ferry boys who started slowly in the league, have now began to pick form after occupying 6th position with 17 points, levelling with Banjul United, while Marimoo FC sitting 12th position after collecting 12 points, levelling with Fortune FC.

GPA registered four wins, five draws and four defeats, while Marimoo collected two wins, six draws and five defeats overall.

Elsewhere, Waa Banjul were held to a goalless draw at home by the defending champions, Brikama United in a game played at the Banjul KG5 mini-stadium on Saturday.

Waa Banjul being the only side yet to test a defeat in the league so far, has collected 21 points, sitting 4th position, while Brikama United who started very slowly in defending their title occupies 8th position with 14 points.

The Banjul-based team, Waa Banjul who is continue with their unbeaten run, registered four wins, nine draws with no defeat, while Brikama United registered two wins, eight draws and three losses.

Meanwhile at the time of going to press on Sunday, Real de Banjul were battling it out with Gamtel FC at the Banjul KG5 mini-stadium.

Real de Banjul currently top the league with 25 points, while Gamtel FC occupied 3rd position with 22 points after they both 12 matches.

Wallidan FC will also be playing against Hawks FC today (Monday) in the final first round fixtures of the GFF 1st Division league.