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GPA snatch famous draw in Dakar

Feb 1, 2011, 1:38 PM | Article By: Lamin Drammeh

The Gambia Ports Authority were Sunday held to a pulsating 1-1 draw with Jaraaf of Senegal in the first leg of the CAF African champions league game at the Estate Demba Dioup, Pointsport can reveal.

The Ferry boys (as they are widely called) who became the GFA division one league champions after conquering the country's top flight football last season, took a first-half lead through Hatab Badjie on their way to what could have been a famous away victory.

Coach Peter Bonu Johnson and his capital city boys, who left the shores of the country on Wednesday morning, according to information reaching Pointsport desk, had an outstanding game in Dakar at the weekend.

But their hope of keeping hold onto their narrow lead in the first half was dashed when Jaraaf responded with an equaliser to hold the Banjul club to a 1-1 draw at stoppage time.

The draw has put the Ferry boys in a firm position going into their return leg game against Jaraaf in a fortnight in Banjul.