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GFA First Division League To Resume On Friday

Apr 29, 2008, 8:10 AM | Article By: By Ebou Manneh

The much-awaited second round of The Gambia Football Association national first division league second round will finally kick off on Friday the 2ndMay 2008.

The league this season, as most people predicted, has been the best so far and seen very good performances during the first round with the league leaders Samger looking to maintain there momentum that they generated in the first round. The question is will they maintain it? Samger defeated most of the big teams in the first round and are on top of the league with 21 points, 2 points ahead of the 2007 GFA league champions Real de Banjul. The second round games are expected to be tough encounters with the big teams ready to bounce back. The academy boys seem capable of snatching the league title from the hands of Real de Banjul. While some of the big teams like Bakau United, Interior and Sea View need to double their efforts to avoid relegation.

According to the second round fixtures, only four weeks will be played due to the engagement of the national team to the World and African cup preliminary round. It will be recalled that The Gambia senior national team will travel to Liberia on May 30th2008 for the first leg of the qualifiers. They host Senegal a week later, and play Algeria both in The Gambia.

Meanwhile the first round league table is as follows

SamgerFC21 point

Real18 point

Sait Matty17 point +4

Wallidan17 point +2

Hawks15 point

Armed Forces14 point

Steve Biko14 point

GPA12 point

Gamtel11 point

Seaview10 point

Bakau United9point -4

InteriorFC9point - 6

The fixtures for week 12 is as follows

Fri 2/05/ 08 - Hawks Vs Africell S/ Matty4: 30pm S/k West

Fri2/05/08 - Interior Vs Real4:30pm - S/k East

Sat 3/05/08 - B/United Vs GPA 4:30pm - S/K East

Sat 3/05/ 08 - SamgerVs Gamtel 4:30pm - S/k West

Sun 4/05/08 - Wallidan Vs A/Forces 4:30pm - S/K East

Sun 4/05/ 08 - Sea view Vs Steve Biko 4:30pm S/k West.