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Jaraaf eliminate GPA in Caf Champions League

Feb 14, 2011, 12:21 PM | Article By: Cherno Omar Bobb

Jaraaf of Senegal on Saturday eliminated the reigning GFA division one league champions the Gambia Ports Authority (GPA) 2-0 in the second league of the CAF African Champions League clash played at the Serrekunda East mini-Stadium.

The Gambia Ports Authority, who only needed a draw to sail to the next stage of the competition, were dominated and outclassed by Jaraaf who proved a better side of the day.

It only took Jaraaf 32 minutes to break the deadlock through defender Babacarr Ndiour who took full advantage of lack of concentration by GPA defenders to slot home a superb finish much to the disappointment of Coach Peter Bonu Johnson and his coaching staff.

GPA continues to struggle for form as action resumed in the second period but Jaraaf maintained their supremacy over the ferry boys.

Situation turned worst for Ports Authority when unmarked substituted Pap Maka Sarr’s 82nd minute strike proved to be the deciding moment of the Caf champions league clash at the Serrekunda East mini-Stadium as he scored a superb goal to put the game beyond the reach of the Banjul outfit before a large crowd at the weekend.

Speaking to reporters shortly after the game, Pap Maka Sarr, the second goal scorer for Jaraaf, said they were very happy to win the game, noting that GPA really made life difficult for them in the first leg of the championship in Dakar, Senegal, a fortnight ago.

Sarr added: "GPA were a better team in Dakar than in Banjul given the fact that they followed the instructions of their coach during the away match, which made the Dakar clash very difficult for Jaraaf."

He hailed his teammates for their collective display and hard work which eventually earned them the desired result at the expense of the disappointing Gambia Ports Authority side.