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Red Scorpions maintain top spot in GFA top-tier female league

Jul 18, 2011, 1:29 PM | Article By: Cherno Omar Bobb

Red Scorpions drew 1-1 with Interior to maintain their lead in the on going Gambia Football Association (GFA) Female first division league.

Choro Mbenga led-team came from a goal down to snatched a 1-1 draw with second place holder Interior in the final game of the first round fixtures of the GFA top tier Women league at the Serrekunda East Mini-stadium on Saturday.

Interior who are the Women’s league title dominance took the lead through play maker Veronic Malack in the 43rd minute but that only lasted for 20 minutes before the in-form Red Scorpions responded with a fine finish from Adama Tamba in the 63rd minute.

The draw have ended Red Scorpions hundred percent start to the 5 club Women league competition that have seen them win four games in successive.

 Although they still maintain the top spot with 13 points in five games going into the second round fixtures with something to be optimistic about considering their impressive first round showing.

But not the same success story to be said about Red Scorpions closest opponents in the title chase Interior so far this campaign having only collected 11 points in five games even thought they are still in the race for the top accolade, (the league title).

Speaking to reporters shortly after the game, Choro Mbenga, head coach of Red Scorpions said they should have won the game looking at the number of chances they created in the first period of the game. Mbenga who recently ended a high profile female coaching course in Addis Ababa also said her players were sleeping in the second half of the game.

She stated that, she was not really satisfied collecting a point but that there is nothing like going backward and that they would continue pushing forward in the second round of the league.

She added that, “we always go for the three points and we always play good football”, noting that, despite begin a goal down there was no pressure on the bench.

“We train normally to face Interior FC”, she went on, adding that, “I know they needed the three points but we took our time to equalise”.

Baboucarr Kojo Tamoh, head coach of Interior FC said, “we aimed for the three points and we work for it but this is football”.

“It is not yet over and we are coming in the second round to top the league”, he stated, adding that, they would prepare very well for their next game against the Gambia Armed Forces.