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Will GPA Defend Title? As FA Cup Enters Second Round

Aug 4, 2008, 6:24 AM | Article By: By Ebou Manneh

After a poor performances in this year's domestic league which saw them going to playing second division league football next season,

the 2007 FA Cup winners GPA will open their FA Cup campaign against the second division side Tallinding United FC in the 2nd round of  draw of the FA Cup. Will GPA Defend Title ? As The FA Cup enters its Second Round.

 GPA's only hope of silverware this year is to defend the FA cup title after they were relegated into the GFA second division league.

Meanwhile the second round of the FA Cup will feature a very interesting games with Serrekunda East traveling to Brikama Ba, Kaira Silo to host Water Man of Basse after they knocked out the Western Region Boys Jambanjelly by 1-0 to advance to the next stage. Y/Africans mange to advance to the next stage after they beat Jarra West by 6-1 on penalties.

Below are the fixtures of the second round and the results of the greeneries


Brikama Ba  6   1  Jarra West       -    Brikama Ba

Waterman    1   0 Jambanjelly       -    Basse

Star Light     0   1 Flamenins         -    Stadium

ADWAC       1   1Young Africans   -  Kerewan

Young Africans won 5-4 in penalties


Fixtures of the second round

Wed 13/08/08    GPA vs Tallinding Utd  Stadium

Wed 13/08/08    Nema Utd vs Flamenins  S/k West

Wed 13/08/08    Brikama Ba vs SK East Brikamaba

Thur 14/8/08      Kaira Silo vs Waterman Stadium

Thur 14/8/08      Interior vs Ham Ham S/k West

Thur 14/8/08      Brikama Utd vs Young Africans S/k East


Meanwhile the third round is expected to be ballot after the end of the second round with the teams that are already in the first division.

Wallidan, Hawks, Samger, Real, Armed Forces, Africell S/Matty, Gamtel, Bakau Utd, Steve Biko, Sea View plus 6 qualifiers in 2nd Round.