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Real Set to Bring Back Glory Days, Bakau to Overcome Problem

Apr 24, 2009, 8:57 AM | Article By: Lamin Drammeh

Dabai Gaye's first half header gave Real de Banjul another vital 3 points as Pa Samba Mbenga's men has once again demonstrated a remarkable progress as Real continue to chase for the league title.

Pa Samba Mbenga has been a hugely important asset since his appointment at Real's head coach as they continue to re-establish themselves as one of the power houses in Gambia football after  what many described as a worst start by former league champions.

In this interview with Pointsport shortly after their 1-0 victory against Bakau United at the Independence Stadium on Wednesday, Pa samba Mbenga hailed his boys for what was described as a magnificent performance but was quick to reveal that his side were lucky not to concede a goal.

"We played well but Bakau United were a better side than we were because they played better and deserved to score 3 points in the most important thing at the end and we have achieved that," he said.

He further went on to reveal that the reason behind Real's poor run of form earlier in the first round was lack of leadership noting that there was nobody spear-heading the team, and that has caused them all the struggles they had undergone.

Pa Samba Mbenga also emphasized that need for the strikers to be always focused so as to make the best use of their scoring opportunities as they continue to challenge the league title they had two seasons ago.

Meanwhile the head coach of disappointed Bakau United side, Kebba Touray, felt more concern by his club's lack of goal scoring although he believes they have a lot of great potentials to fight for the league.

Daddy Gai, according to the head coach, is one of the names in the team who would be certainly missed.

The team has failed to score without the league leading goal scorer so far, who has recently signed a 2-year contract with Canadian side Montreal for a reported fee of 2000 US dollars.

"The former Scorpion striker is a big loss to the squad because he is one player who has reiterated his allegiance to Bakau United and always willing to deliver for the club," the disappointed head coach told our reporter.

Joseph, as he is fondly called, however remained confident that he can produce some great results for the club but has to deal with the goal scoring problem first and at times poor defending, which are undeniably the two main problems he needs to overcome to put his dream back on track if time permits him.