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More setbacks for Wallidan, Steve Biko in GFA 1st Division

Jul 13, 2011, 4:10 PM | Article By: Lamin Drammeh

The Gambia Football Association (GFA)) Division One League continues to produce some surprise results for some of the country’s power houses, especially Wallidan and Steve Biko whose poor performance is showing no sign of abatement.

The blue boys on one hand are famous for snatching the title away from their opponents during the second half of the previous seasons but it looks like they are out of the title race following strings of dismal performances that have seen them succumb to five consecutive defeats in the process.

Their latest defeat came against the academy boys Samger when skilful midfielder Ebrima Janko Fatty’s 84th minute strike, from midfield wizard Lamin Sarjo Samateh’s cross, proved to be the deciding moment for coach Jane Joof and his charges.

That game was part of week nineteen fixtures of the GFA League played at the Serrekunda East Mini-stadium on Monday. 

The win has placed Samger 9th position on the league standings with 20 points in nineteen games, while Wallidan sit 5th position on the table with 24 points in nineteen games.

Steve Biko are facing the most difficult moment of the season as they threw away yet another easy chance to move out of the relegation zone when beaten 1-nil by lowly rated Young Africans thanks to striker Yusupha Sarr’s first half header.

The Bakau giant killers dominated the entire period of Thursday’s encounter played at the Independence Stadium but poor finishing ability caused them their first defeat in the season’s round.

Biko squandered what appeared to be the game’s best chance, which fell to striker Buba Faye, who hit the ball against the Young Africans stand bar with his right foot much to the dismay of a teeming number of Biko fans, who left the Independence Stadium with anger and disappointment.

The defeat has placed Steve Biko at the 10th position on the 12-club GFA League table, with 17 points in nineteen matches. The Bakau giant killers have only three more games to know whether they will remain in the country’s top flight football next season.