Jan 14, 2011, 2:09 PM
Seaview FC on Wednesday suffered their first defeat of the season in the Week 17 fixture of the Gambia Football Association (GFA) Second Division League to Sait Matty FC at the Serrekunda East Mini Stadium.
Ebrima Kujabi scored the only goal of the game for Sait Matty FC in the 42nd minute from a classic finish.
Seaview FC have now collected 34 points in seventeen games while Sait Matty FC have pulled together 27 points in seventeen encounters.
Ansumana Jallow, assistant coach of Sait Matty FC, said he was delighted by the performance of his boys though the game was tough for them, especially in the dying minutes, but that is basically football.
“My boys stuck to the game plan,” he also said, adding that he was also standing from time to time giving instructions to his players, which, he added, also helped them to collect the maximum three points.
Their main target is to get back to the first division league, which is what they are working towards, he said.
“The game plan is to get back to the first division league but we have to wait and play the remaining three games of the league and see what will happen next,” he stated, adding that they still have a lot of work to do.
“We still have three games to play and in that three game teams will not sit back there and look at us,” he noted. They will work hard and hopefully if they get the needed points their dream will be fulfilled, he added.
They always prepare game by game as the matches come, he said, adding that though they beat Seaview FC, there were slight mistakes and would go back and rectify those mistakes.
“You need to have a different approach for every game,” he also said, adding that their next game is away to Banjul United, which they want to conquer to keep their hopes alive of gaining promotion to the first division league.
Ousman Njie, head coach of Seaview FC, said he was not surprised they lost, since football starts from the preparation, where they had their initial problems.
“Our vehicle had a breakdown and we could not come on time,” he said, adding that they even lost some of their properties in the car.
“Things didn’t go well for us today,” said head coach Njie, but stated that it’s all the same because they were winning and that if they lose is normal.
He said three of his key players are currently on national duty with the Under-20 but that as a coach one should not depend on certain players, since they are also produced for the nation.
“Some times results are not fair,” he said, adding that Sait Matty FC were the lucky team of the day because the team created “100 percent chances” but missed all of them.
“Today was not our day from the camp to the field,” he concluded.