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We will not drop, says Y/Africans coach

May 15, 2013, 9:42 AM | Article By: Cherno Omar Bobb

Lamin Kebbeh, head coach of Young Africans FC, has said his side will not drop to the second tier of Gambian football despite struggling at the bottom of the league table with 14 points from fifteen encounters.

Kebbeh was speaking to reporters following his side’s 0-0 draw with Samger FC in their week-fifteen encounter of the GFA first division league game played at the Banjul Mini Stadium on Saturday.

“We can avoid relegation for sure and I promise you that we will not be relegated,” he added.

He said they will fight hard to collect points and stay in the topflight league, adding that they do play well, create chances but most of the time have not been able to convert their chances to goals.

“We are playing well but cannot grab the maximum points,” he also said, noting that they are also trying to capitalise on their home games but are sometimes unlucky.

They still need to work on their strikers, he noted, adding that in The Gambia “we do not have deadly strikers”.

“If the team has pace they will start collecting maximum points,” he said whilst expressing confidence that they will collect the maximum points in their next game.

Jean Joof, head coach of Samger FC, said he was very sad and disappointed about the draw, adding that they played well but could not find the back of the net.

“We rested some of our players because we are going through the most difficult part of the league,” he remarked, adding that having his skipper back will boost the morale of the players and entire team.

He noted that they are trying to be consistent and be collecting maximum points but not thinking about relegation because since the league commenced they have now occupied the relegation spot.

It is not easy playing against teams that are at the bottom of the league table, he said, adding that they would prepare well to collect the maximum points in the next game against Seaview FC.