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Rousing, electrifying fixtures in GFF 1st domestic league at weekends

Jan 13, 2017, 10:52 AM | Article By: Lamin Darboe

The 2016-2017 Gambia Football Federation domestic division one league season is set to produce rousing and electrifying fixtures across five venues in the Greater Banjul Area this weekend.

As part of week-eight fixtures, tomorrow, Saturday 14 January 2017, the newly promoted side Marimoo will welcome 2016 FF Cup champions Brikama United at the Father Gough Sports Complex in Manjai Kunda.

Marimoo are fourth in the league with 10 points in six league fixtures five points behind leaders Real De Banjul, and will endeavour to down Brikama United to close gap on teams above them in the league.

Brikama United are sixth in the league with 9 points in six league games six points behind table topper Real De Banjul, five points behind second place Gambia Armed Forces, three points behind third place Hawks and one point behind fourth place Marimoo. They also hope to hit the Manjai-based-outfit to maintain their league aspirations alive.

Bakau giant Steve Biko will host Samger at the Independence Stadium in Bakau; Steve Biko and Samger will challenge to shatter each other to bounce back after losing to Marimoo and Real De Banjul 1-0 respectively at the weekend to improve their positions in the league.

Steve Biko are mid-table with 6 points in six league matches and Samger are second place from bottom with 5 points in six league matches.

Elsewhere, current league champions Gambia Ports Authority will take on Gamtel at the Banjul KG5 Mini Stadium. Gambia Ports Authority are fifth in the league with 9 points in six league matches six points league leaders Real De Banjul with 15 points in six league games, and will broil to beat Gamtel to cut the gap.

Gamtel are just one place above relegation zone in the league with only 5 points in six league fixtures, and they hope to convalesce in the league in the upcoming weekend encounter after slipping to second spot Gambia Armed Forces 1-0 at the previous weekend.

On Sunday 15 January 2017, league leaders Real De Banjul will welcome Hawks in the all-Banjul derby fixtures at the Banjul K5 Mini Stadium.

Real De Banjul are league race with 15 points after winning five games and losing one. They will therefore stab to punch Hawks to maintain top spot.

Hawks are third place with 11 points in six league matches four points behind Real De Banjul, and will try by all means to beat Real De Banjul to close the gap.

Gambia Armed Forces will meet the newly-promoted side Tallinding United at the Serrekunda East Mini Stadium. The soldiers are second in the league with 14 points in six league matches one point behind league leaders Real De Banjul. They will be enthusiastic to humble Tallinding United and hope Real De Banjul slip to Hawks, to top the league.

Tallinding United are eight in the league with 7 points in six league fixtures, and will hunt to end Gambia Armed Forces’ six-match unbeaten record in the league to increase their chances of staying in the top flight next season as well as avoid relegation to the second tier.

Elsewhere, Serrekunda United will play against Bombada in the other week-eight fixtures at the Independence Stadium in Bakau on the same day.

Serrekunda United are two places above red zone with 6 points in six league matches, and will tussle hard to beat Bombada to improve their position in the league.

Bombada are bottom place in the league with zero point after losing their six opening fixtures. They will challenge to beat Serrekunda United to move away from relegation zone.