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Modou Njie Sarr’s last grasp at winner earns GPA top spot in GFF 1st division

Dec 15, 2015, 10:39 AM | Article By: Lamin Darboe & Adama Makasuba

As Wallidan recovers in contention for league title race

Striker Modou Njie Sarr’s last grip strike has inspired Gambia Ports Authority to top spot in the 2015-2016 First-Eco Partners-sponsored Gambia Football Federation domestic division league.

The ferry boys beat the reigning league champions Gamtel 1-0 in the week-three fixtures played at the Banjul KG5 Mini Stadium on Sunday.

The ferry boys and telecommunications giant are both with 4 points each in two games prior to their Sunday’s week-three clash.

The reigning champions, Gamtel, dominated the game and created some goal-scoring opportunities but failed to utilize them.

Gambia Ports Authority, who were unable to settle in the game, opened the scores through striker Modou Njie Sarr in the dying minute of the game to top the league with 7 points in three games and Gamtel dropped to mid-table with 4 points in three following their 1-0 defeat to Gambia Ports Authority in their week-three fixtures at the weekend.

Wallidan beat Bakau giant killers on the same score-line at the Serrekunda East Mini Stadium to recover in contention for the league after losing to Gambia Ports Authority in their previous fixtures.

Wallidan opened the scores through striker Modou Lamin Manneh in the 33rd minute of the game from a wonderful header from Ousman Sillah’s brilliant cross, which eventually proved to be the winner for the blue boys and also their second victory in the premier tier.

The victory has placed Wallidan second spot in the league with 6 points in three games a single point behind league leaders Gambia Ports Authority, who have snatched 7 points in three outings.

Elsewhere, Brikama United were held to a goalless draw at home by visiting Real De Banjul at the Brikama Box Bar Mini Stadium on the same day.

Brikama United, Samger and Gambia Armed Forces are with 5 points each in three games and Banjul United and Gamtel are with 4 points each in three games.

Bombada, Steve Biko, Hawks and Real De Banjul are struggling in the league with 2 points each in three games, while Serrekunda United are languishing at the bottom with a single point in three games.