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Update on GFA league

Feb 19, 2010, 3:09 PM | Article By: Lamin Drammeh

Gamtel's hope of maintaining their unbeaten record in the football league was dealt  a massive blow, as they conceded their first defeat to dent their chances of extending their lead on top of the table.

The defeat saw them levelled on points at the top of the table on 13 points with closest rivals and in-form Gambia Ports Authority, who travel to the Western Region to ease pass Brikama United at the Box-Bar-Mini-Stadium.

Gamtel can move three points ahead, at the top of the table, if they snatch victory over Wallidan, who only managed to secure a single win against Steve Biko, who will entertain Gambia Ports Authority in a bid to move one step up in the league standings when the week's Seven Fixtures gets under way tomorrow at the Box-Bar Mini-Stadium between the Bakau giant killers and the ferry boys.

Biko who secured third place, with 10 points, will face the uphill task of beating in-form Gambai Ports Authority, following the suspension of some key members of the squad that were involved in a push and pull with the central referee, during last weekend?s league encounter against Wallidan at the Serrekunda-West-Mini-stadium.

Captain Assan Jatta is one of the casualties that will be missing in their clash with GPA in Brikama on Sunday.

The Bakau outfits, Bakau United and Seaview, will make a journey to face each other at the Serrekunda-East Mini-Stadium in what could be referred to as typical Bakau derby when the two sides meet on Saturday. Sea View that sits in 5th place collected 7 points in six matches while Bakau United occupies 10th position with only five points.

Real De Banjul will meet Hawks, who both had a bad start to the league, and will face each other in an all Banjul derby, hoping to improve on their current league standings in order to be assure of winning the title when they square up at the Serrekunda-West-Mini-Stadium on Saturday. Hawks are rooting at the bottom of the table with only four points in six matches, while Real De Banjul, that won the league in 2006, collected six points in six matches.

Interior remain unbeaten in the league, but they also only managed to win one match after beating a struggling Hawks side last weekend 2-1, but their game against Armed Forces could prove exciting. Interior are two points behind Steve Biko in fourth place with 8 points in six matches.

Armed Forces currently sit in the middle of the table with 6 points and a game in hand, but the khaki boys will be hoping to put their embarrassing Champions League defeat against Jeaunesse Sportive De Kabylie behind them to move up when they face Interior who occupy the 4th spot with eight points in six matches.

Samger will lock horns with Brikama United side who are yet to register a win in six matches and are languishing second from bottom with six points.

They have parted company with under-fire coach Lang Kah, who occasionally comes under heavy criticism for his style of managing the team, and was replaced by the assistant coach whose main objective is to improve on the current poor performance of the Western Region outfit.

Samger who currently sit at 7th position on the league table collected six points in six matches.