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Gamtel conquer Samger to revive title hopes

Mar 25, 2014, 10:08 AM | Article By: Lamin Darboe

Telecommunications giants Gamtel FC on Sunday beat Academy boys Samger 1-0 in their rescheduled fixtures played at the Serrekunda East Mini Stadium to keep their hopes of clinching their first-ever Gambia Football Federation (GFF) division one league title since gaining promotion to the country’s premier tier in the 90s.

The telecommunications giants’ slender victory over the academy boys has earned them second place in GFF division one league table with 21 points in eleven games a single point behind current league leaders Real De Banjul, who have bagged 22 points in eleven games.

The academy boys 1-0 defeat to the telecommunications giants left them one place above relegation zones with 11 points in eleven games. Hence they are placing their hope on winning their remaining fixtures to revive their chances of staying in the topflight league next season.

Real De Banjul thrashed Bakau United 3-0 at the Brikama Mini Stadium to rejuvenate their lead at the top of the summit. Combative midfield Bubacarr Trawally notched in a brace for the city boys in the 5th and 26th minutes of the game.

Elsewhere, Banjul United came from one-nil down to draw 1-all with Wallidan in the all-Banjul derby fixtures played at the Banjul KG5 Mini Stadium.

Modou Lamin Sawo gave Wallidan the lead in the 3rd minute of the game, before Pa Omar Babou levelled the score for Banjul United in the 45th minute of the game to cancel out Modou Lamin Sawo’s 3rd minute opener, to share the spoils.

Real De Banjul are still leading the race with 22 points in eleven games one point ahead of 2nd place Gamtel, who have snatched 21 points in eleven games.

Wallidan are 4th place with 16 points in eleven games, while Banjul United are 6th place with 12 points in eleven games.

Samger are 10th place with 11 points and will be expecting to bounce back in their remaining fixtures to move away from relegation zone as well revive their hopes of winning the league title since gaining promotion to the top tier in 2007.

Bakau United, who are languishing at the bottom of the league table with 10 points in eleven games, are placing hope on winning their remaining games to move away from the relegation zone as well as keep their dreams of staying in the first division next season.