Mar 19, 2012, 11:31 AM
The 2012-2013 Gambia Football Federation (GFF) division one league title will be decided today, Wednesday, 3 July 2013, with tricky and exciting encounters.
Four teams, namely current league leaders Steve Biko, reigning league champions Real De Banjul, Armed Forces, and Gamtel are vying for the country’s top tier football competition title.
As part of the week twenty-two fixture, current league leaders Steve Biko will clash with Hawks at the Banjul KG5 Mini Stadium. Steve Biko are currently leading the race with 33 points in twenty-one games and need a win against Hawks to clinch their first ever GFF division one league title since the inception of the club.
Hawks are 5th with 27 points in twenty-one games and will be playing for pride a win over Steve Biko will not earn them the league title and will still remain in the top flight next season.
Brikama United will battle it out with Gambia Ports Authority at the Brikama Mini Stadium, Brikama United and Gambia Ports Authority are on the mid-table with 26 points each in twenty-one games a single point ahead of 10th position Interior, who grabbed 24 points in twenty-games and can still remain in the top tier if they beat bottom-placed Young Africans at the Serrekunda West Mini Stadium.
Young Africans, who were already relegated to the second tier after securing 18 points in twenty-one games and they will be playing for pride.
Armed Forces will meet Seaview at the Father Gough Sports Complex in Manjai Kunda. Armed Forces can win the league title if they beat Seaview and hope Real De Banjul and Steve Biko loose to Gamtel and Hawks.
Seaview are currently struggling second from bottom with 23 points in twenty-one games and they need only a victory against Armed Forces to keep their chance of staying in the first division.
Samger will host Bakau United at the Serrekunda East Mini Stadium. Samger are 6th on the league standings with 27 points in twenty-one outings and Bakau United are on the mid-table with 26 points in twenty-one encounters.
Elsewhere, reigning league champions Real De Banjul will rub shoulders with FA cup champions Gamtel at the Independence Stadium in Bakau on the same day. Real Banjul are 2nd on the league table with 32 points in twenty-one games a point behind league leaders Steve Biko, who have bagged 33 points in twenty games and will be expecting a win to retain their 2011-2012 GFF division league crown.
Gamtel are 4th with 30 points in twenty-one games and can still win their first-ever league title if they beat Real De Banjul and hope Steve Biko and Armed Forces lose or draw against Hawks and Seaview respectively.