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Seaview return to division 1, coach says task achieved

Aug 8, 2012, 9:46 AM | Article By: Cherno Omar Bobb

After qualifying Seaview FC back to the first division league, Ousman Njie, head coach of Seaview FC, has said he has achieved his task, which was to qualify the team back to the first division league.

Head coach Njie was speaking to Pointsport on Friday at the Father Gough Sports Complex in Manjai Kunda, following his side 6-nil victory over Starlight FC in their second to last game of the league which secured them promotion to the first division league.

The most important thing was to qualify the team to the first division, which they have achieved, he said, adding that it was great for them to qualify back to the topflight.

He said he knew the management of Seaview FC would be happy with the development, but at the moment he could not talk about the first division.

“The responsibility was to qualify the team to the first division and that has been done, so we have to sit with the management to discuss the next step,” he said, adding that the game was not easy despite beating Starlight FC by 6-nil because Starlight are fighting to survive relegation.

He also said the game was important for them because there was a single point between them and Interior FC and they should meet in their final game of the league.

That will take their final game against Interior FC despite gaining promotion, Njie said.

“Records play a role in football,” he noted, adding that records will count tomorrow.

Omar Fatty, head coach of Starlight, said he was disappointed with the score-line, more so that the players did not commit themselves during the game.

“To be frank we don’t have a chance of retaining ourselves in the second division because we only collected 13 points with a single game remaining against Gunjur United,” head coach Fatty remarked.

He said they made adjustments to the team this season after being relegated last season but managed to come back after playing the playoff.