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Sunday: Relegation fight resumes in GFA Top-tier League

Jul 26, 2011, 1:49 PM | Article By: Lamin Drammeh

The battle to avoid relegation to the second tier of Gambian football continues to gather pace as three teams appear to be in danger of missing out a place in the country’s top-flight football next season.

Africell, whose position in the GFA first division league has not been consistent after some ups and downs in the last couple of years, will fight for their life to win the battle for survival when they meet fellow relegation fighters Interior on Sunday.

But their fate is not entirely in their own hands as their hope rests on having a successful result their way and Biko losing to Samger.

The mobile cellular company and the military squad Interior each have managed to collect only 18 points three behind other demotion strugglers Steve Biko, whose fate lies in their own hands as they needed only a single point against Samger to salvage their place in the league next season.

The Bakau giant killers under the tutelage of Abdoulie Bojang are still determined to fight to the last second to avoid the risk of what could be referred to as a catastrophic relegation to the second division, having already established itself as one of the most impressive teams in Gambian football.

But their performances have been so disappointing, since they have only managed to have three victories out of 21 league matches with some poor-scoring record widely attributed to lack of experienced strikers at their disposal.

Coach Abdoulie Bojang and his charges could only manage to collect 21 points in their last 21 games and they have a crucial final match with academy boys Samger on Sunday in which they needed only a point to be guaranteed a place in the top-tier Gambian football next season.