May 29, 2015, 10:50 AM
2015-2016 Gambia Football Federation domestic division one league champions
Gambia Ports Authority are bracing up for their
crunch 2017 CAF Champions league first leg clash at home to Ivorian
vice-champions Sewe Sports next month in
The ferry boys are occupying fourth place in the country’s top flight with 12 points in seven league matches and are currently embarking on massive preparations ahead of their crucial first leg tie with Sewe Sport next month.
Coach Alagie Sarr and his charges will be rebellious for a positive result against the Ivorian side in the first leg clash in Banjul next month to enhance their chances of reaching the second round following their elimination in the first round of the 2011 CAF Champions by Senegalese premier league side Jaaraf.
Sewe Sports are currently leading Ivorian premier league with 19 points in nine league matches one point ahead of second place ASEC Mimosa with 18 points in nine league matches and five points ahead of third- and fourth-place Afad and Moosou with 14 points each in nine league matches.
The Ivorian premier side are also preparing physically and morally for the first leg tie with Gambia Ports Authority in Banjul next month, and will be fighting hard for a positive result against the ferry boys in the first leg in Banjul and finish the job in the second leg in Abidjan, in a fortnight’s time after the first leg in Banjul.
It would be recalled that Gambia Ports Authority clinched the country’s premier league title last season after their terrific performance in the league campaign, which earned them a place in the continent’s top tier football clubs competition - the CAF Champions league.