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Wallidan demoted to 2nd division club

Jun 12, 2012, 1:44 PM | Article By: Lamin Darboe & Cherno Omar Bobb

One of the country’s most successful football clubs, Wallidan, have been relegated to the second tier of the Gambia football after their 1-0 defeat to Young Africans in the week twenty-one fixtures in the ongoing GFA division one league played at the Banjul KG5 Mini Stadium on Sunday.

Since it was formed in 1969 Wallidan had been the only club in the country’s top flight that had never been relegated to the second division.

They have also won the league and the FA Cup more than all the clubs in the country.

Wallidan were the only Gambian club to reach the CAF Champions league quarterfinal but withdrew due to financial constraints.

The club have produced some of the finest talents in Gambia football, playing for the senior, U-17 and U-20 national teams.

Wallidan’s demotion to the second tier came as a result of their dismal performance in this season’s league campaign as they finished bottom of the league table with 19 points in twenty games

Wallidan’s demotion to the second tier is seen by their sympathizers as a massive blow for the country’s most successful club.

Serrekunda United are also relegated to the second division after finishing second from bottom with 20 points in twenty-one games.

Reigning league champions Brikama United came from behind to beat Gamtel 2-1 at the Brikama Box Bar Mini Stadium.

Elsewhere, Gambia Ports Authority were held to a 2-2 draw by Bakau United in the other week twenty-one game played at the Independence Stadium in Bakau.

The GPA have collected 33 points in twenty-one games, three points behind current league leader Real De Banjul and with one more game to go.

Brikama United have secured 28 points in twenty-one games, Young Africans and Bakau United have each collected 27 points in twenty-one games, while Gamtel have collected 26 points in twenty-one games.