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May 9, 2017, 12:51 PM
Steve Biko FC still maintain their lead at the top of the GFA first division league table following their goalless draw with second-placed Real De Banjul FC in the week-twelve fixture at the Serrekunda East Mini Stadium on Saturday.
The Bakau giant killers, who are the league leaders, have collected 23 points, while Real De Banjul FC are trailing behind them with19 points.
Speaking to reporters shortly after the game, Abdoulie Bojang, head coach of Steve Biko, said the race for the league title is far from over, adding that they always tell their players to maintain consistency.
He said that before coming to the game he told his players if they could not win let them at least collect a point to maintain the 4-point gab.
He stated that the game was a difficult one because Real De Banjul are the defending champions and were the ones under pressure because they wanted to close the gab but his players are always determined.
Lie Bojang said further that the referee was not also helping them during the game as he was blowing fouls in favour of Real De Banjul and even denied his side a clear penalty.
They will go back to the drawing board to work on their strikers on scoring goals, he said, adding that both defensively and offensively they are doing well because they have only conceded 3 goals in 12 games and have scored 12.
Alagie Sarr, head coach of Real De Banjul, said the game was difficult because it was played between the first- and second-placed clubs on the league table.
They are still struggling in search of strikers that can score goals for them, he said, adding that they expected a win but would still go back and prepare well for their next game.
That was their fifth game without their strikers scoring a goal, he noted, saying they wanted to win a close gab.
He also cautioned Steve Biko, saying any slumber by them Real could overtake them and retain the league title.
He however said Steve Biko are a consistent club in the league, adding that collecting a point from them was good because they are a big team.