Nov 19, 2009, 3:00 PM
Ensa Sambou, head coach of Brikama United, has said Real De Banjul deserved their win against his Brikama outfit given that Coach Alagie Sarr’s men were the better side of the encounter.
Coach Sambou, who described the result as bad, was speaking to reporters shortly after his side’s 2-1 defeat to Real De Banjul in the week seventeen fixtures of the Gambia Football Association first division league played at the Banjul Mini-stadium on Monday.
“When you are at the top of the league table, all the teams concentrate on you,” he said.
“I am still confident we can win the league because we have the capability and this is a chance for us to win the league this year.
“Our next game against the Gambia Ports Authority is going to be very difficult because they are the defending champions and you cannot sideline them for the title.”
Coach Sambou added: “All respect is given to the Gambia Ports Authority and I know the game will be difficult but we are going for the three points.”
Alagie Sarr, head coach of Real De Banjul, for his part, said the game was a nice encounter since both teams played well.
“This was what we expected,” he said, adding that the win will give credit to the executive of Real De Banjul FC, the coaching staff and the players.
Since he has now reached top of the league together with Brikama United on 33 points with only five matches remaining, Sarr, who is undeniably the most successful local coach in the GFA top-tier league history, said he is building a team within his three-year contract and achievement such as that is a plus for him and the team.
When told that his players were relaxed in the latter part of the game, which cost them a draw, Sarr responded by saying the players were nervous, and that resulted in them conceding a last-minute equalizer in their 1-1 draw against the Gambia Ports Authority recently.