Jan 15, 2009, 5:16 AM
Mustapha Manneh, the head coach of Gamtel FC, has said that, "they will go all out to win their next game" against Bakau United, billed for Saturday 26th March 2011 at the rejuvenated Banjul Mini Stadium.
Manneh made these remarks following his side's defeat to the Gambia Ports Authority on Sunday at the Banjul Mini Stadium.
He added that they would prepare well for that game to collect maximum points, since they could only collect two points in three games, noting that they would work very hard to rectify their mistakes before their next game.
He stated that he feel bad losing to the Gambia Ports Authority, noting that his side really needed the three points in that game.
"The second and third goals we conceded were both lack of concentration between the defence line and the goal keeper," he added.
When asked weather the absence of his skipper, Matarr Nyan, had any impact in the game, he replied, "Yes, his absence contributed to our defeat, because he is a leader and a great player for the team, especially on our defensive tag." He further stated that both teams played very well during the game.
Peter Bonu Johnson, the head coach of the Gambia Ports Authority, said he was very happy with the win, noting that the game was very difficult.
He also stated that some of his players are nursing injuries, and that they are blending their young players with the old ones, so that they can build confidence in the game before the second round of the league.
Bonu also stated that scoring goals was their problem, but added that since they have started scoring goals they will now work to reinforce their defence line to avoid conceding goals.
When asked how he rated Gamtel FC, he said "Gamtel FC is a formidable team with a very good defence line", adding that they only need to adjust their striking force.
Sam Gibba, scorer of the winning goal for Gambia Ports Authority, said he was happy scoring his second goal of the season, adding that there is more to see from him and the team as the league progresses.
He said, as a striker or player, sometimes you have to be under pressure, but noted that there is more to see from him and the team.