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GAF held by Samger in league opener

Nov 30, 2015, 11:01 AM | Article By: Adama Makasuba

The Gambia Armed Forces were on Saturday 28 November 2015 held to a 1-all draw by Samger FC in their opening game of the 2015/16 First Echo Partners division one league encounter played at the Serrekunda East Mini Stadium.

GAF FC took the lead in the 38th minute of the game courtesy of Fabakary Dumbuya after a scrambling ball involving Samger FC’s custodian Yusupha Camara.

Samger FC were however on top of their opponents throughout the first period of the game despite conceding a goal.

They had numerous goal-scoring opportunities as well as dominated ball possession but went into the break a goal down.

Mamadi Ngum levelled matters for Samger FC in the 61st minute from a rocket super fine ball thus the game ended 1-1.

Each of both sides have now collected a point in one game.

Bombada FC on the same day drew 1-1 with Steve Biko FC at the Brikama Box Bar Mini Stadium leaving them with each a point in one encounter.

At the KG5 Mini Stadium in Banjul on the same day, Wallidan FC beat Banjul United 2-1.

Speaking to reporters shortly after the game, Jaine Joof head coach of Samger FC, said collecting a point in his opening game of the season was a good start as they just returned to the top-tier flight.

Their primary objective, he said, is to maintain themselves in the first division league.

He noted that it was very hard fighting in the second division league to return to the top tier league.

Pierre Gomez of GAF, for his part, stated that their ambition is to win the league title this season, and expressed confidence that they could do it.

He added that they prepare game by game and are ever prepared for any team.

His strikers, he pointed out, didn’t give their best during the game and were inpatient in front of goal.

Their target is to collect maximum 3 points in every game, he said.