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Kinteh's president raise concern over team's future

May 10, 2010, 3:08 PM | Article By: Lamin Drammeh

The President of Kinteh's United in the country's top flight women football, Sanna Jarju, has raised concern over his team's future this season.

A string of dismal results in the campaign has taken its toll on the team and there is uncertainty surrounding the players' future, which saw them unable to take part in their last weekend's GFA women league fixtures.

Jarju, who maintains his allegiance to the team despite all the constraints, told Pointsport that Kinteh's United future in the women's league continues to be the biggest concern for the management, as well as players.

The performance of players has come under heavy criticism following heavy defeats in the women?s league which saw them conceded 20 goals in 4 league matches with only a game remaining in the first round.

According to some football pundits, there is no way that Kinteh's can escape relegation to the country?s second tier women football, if this current situation is anything to go by.

"Lack of commitment from the players is one of the biggest concerns for the team and there is only a little chance to avoid relegation," Sanna Jarju was quoted as saying by our reporter, at the Independence stadium in Bakau yesterday.

"We are not facing any financial crisis and the team has since its establishment in 2001 received a strong financial backing from the President of the Gambia Football Association," Seedy Kinteh, who is always available when the need arises, added.

Kinteh was founded in 2001 under the leadership of Sanna Jarju, whose wonderful contribution help them gained promotion to the Second Division in 2003.

Following an unsuccessful campaign in its first two full seasons in the First Division, Kinteh again faced relegation to the Second Division in 2005\06 season before they could regain qualification to the First Division in 2007\08 Women's League.

But whether they can keep hold on to some of the team's finest players, including the Captain Hella Dicko, who may consider a move if the right offer is on the table remains to be seen.