Dec 1, 2008, 6:32 AM
The in-form Ferry boys the Gambia Ports Authority (GPA) whose magnificent performance in the ongoing GFA Division One league has made them one of the favourites to win the title will have to wait for another weekend encounter before they could get back to action as their weekend opponent Armed Forces have already travelled to Algeria for their African champions league second-leg away to Jeaunesse Sportive De Kabylie.
Coach Bonu Johnson and his men are currently occupying the top spot on 14th points. They must wait before they play their Week Eight fixtures, which could see them loss their place at the top of the table at least for now.
GPA's closest rivals and fellow capital city boys Gamtel who bagged 13 points in seven league appearances are going for the weekend encounter with one thing in mind, that is winning against Seaview whose demoralising performances saw them sit second from bottom on only 6 points out of possible six matches. But the Hotel club are with a game in hand against Armed Forces.
Third place Steve Biko who recorded 11 points in seven matches will have to do without key striker Assan Jatta and three other key members of the squad, who are serving a two ban suspension by the GFA for their role in the violence during their Week Six fixtures defeat against bitter rivals Wallidan, at the Serrekunda West Mini-stadium.
The Bakau giant killers will face Interior on Sunday at Manjai, while Samger who collected 9 points are looking set to lock horns with Hawks at the Serrekunda East Mini-stadium on Saturday.
Meanwhile, the other fixtures are as follows: Real De Banjul faces a difficult fixture against Bakau United who will be missing the service of star striker Pa Amadou Gai, who is reported to have signed a six months contract with the Senegalese giants ASCHLM last week. Brikama United will meet Wallidan on Sunday at the Brikama Mini-stadium on Sunday.