Feb 24, 2016, 11:14 AM
Seven clubs are competing for the championship title of the 2015-2016 First-Eco Partners-sponsored Gambia Football Federation domestic division league, following completion of the first round of the league at the weekend.
The clubs are Gambia Ports Authority, Brikama United, Gambia Armed Forces, Steve Biko, Real De Banjul, Gamtel, and Wallidan.
Gambia Ports Authority are topping the country’s top flight with 23 points in eleven league matches and are unbeaten in the first round.
The ferry boys are striving to continue their superb form to increase their chances of lifting the league title after five years of trophy drought.
Brikama United are second spot in the league with 18 points in eleven league matches five points behind league leaders Gambia Ports Authority.
The Sateyba boys are confident to bounce back in contention for the league in the second round after losing to Bakau giant killers Steve Biko 1-0 in their final league fixtures in the first round.
Gambia Armed Forces are occupying third place in the league with 16 points in eleven league matches, and are challenging to recover in contention for the league in the second round after losing to struggling side Serrekunda United 1-0 in their final fixture in the first round.
Steve Biko and Real De Banjul are fourth and fifth in the league with 15 points each in eleven league fixtures and both sides are hoping to win their matches come the second round to fancy their hopes of winning the league title after some years of trophy drought.
Defending league champions Gamtel are sixth in the league with 14 points in ten league matches with a game in hand against Serrekunda United. They will be competing to thrash Serrekunda United in order to improve their hopes of retaining their 2014-2015 division one league crown at the end of the league season.
Wallidan are seventh in the league with 13 points in ten league matches with a game in hand against Bombada.
The blue boys are enthusiastic to bounce back in contention for the league title in the second round after losing to Hawks 1-0 in their final fixtures in the first round.
Samger and Hawks are eighth and ninth in the league with 12 points each in eleven league matches, and both sides are vying to win their matches in the second round to improve their position in the league as well as to avoid relegation to the second tier to remain in the top flight for another season.
Banjul United are one place above relegation zone with 8 points in eleven league matches.They are preparing to win their next match come the second round to improve their position in the league and guarantee their chances of staying in the top flight for another season.
Serrekunda United and Bombada are currently languishing second place from bottom and bottom place in the league.
They are keen to be strong and win their matches come the second round, in order to move away from the danger zone and stay in the top flight yet for another season.
The Serrekunda-based outfit are with 8 points in ten league matches with a game in hand against defending league champions Gamtel.
The Brikama-based outfit, on the other hand, are with 7 points in ten league matches with a game in hand against Wallidan.