May 19, 2009, 7:15 AM
Linguere beat the defending league champions Goree FC 1-0 to move away from the
relegation zone in the Senegalese division one league.
The Senegalese giants, who fired head coach Vitor Salvado a fortnight ago, came into this game on the back of disappointing results that threatened their stay in the league and subsequently led to the sacking of the Portuguese coach.
But a recent win against Goree has boosted their confidence going into the last five games and their league one survival hopes are alive. They have now jumped to 10th place from their previous league position of 11th and collected 25 points in the process.
Coach Salvador’s sacking came hot on the heels of a 2-0 defeat to Guediawaye,, a result that has raised serious concerns regarding the fate of Asc Linguere who are fighting a battle to avoid relegation.
Linguere are trailing league leaders Generation Foot 22 by points. Generation Foot have a ten point lead at the summit of the league with 47 points.
Aziz Wade, who replaced Salvador as Linguere coach, got off to a winning start on his debut in charge of the Senegalese giants.
The club may lose the services of several key players, including goalkeeper Modou Jobe, should they fail to stay in the first division.
Jobe in particular has constantly been linked with a move away from ASC Linguere to several Senegalese clubs keen to secure the services of the former Real de Banjul and Armed Forces goalkeeper.