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Young Africans top GFA League with win over Armed Forces

Feb 7, 2012, 3:54 PM | Article By: Lamin Darboe

Young Africans have moved two points clear at the top of the 2011/12 Gambia Football Association division one league.

The in-form division one side beat Armed Forces 2-1 to claim the top spot with 11 points in the Week 5 fixtures at the Banjul KG5 Mini-stadium on Sunday.

Gambia Ports Authority were held to a goalless draw by the newly promoted side Serrekunda United at the Serrekunda West Mini-stadium on Saturday.

Young Africans striker Yusupha Sarr in the 17th minute wrote his name on the score sheet before Abdoulie Bah came from behind to score for Armed Forces 8 minutes before halftime.

Alieu Jammeh gave Young Africans the winner in the dying minute from a spectacular strike to give his side the maximum points at the expense of Armed Forces.

Wallidan’s title ambition has suffered yet another setback following club’s 1-0 defeat to Bakau United at the Independence Stadium in Bakau.

Reining league champions Brikama United were held to a 1-1 draw by Bakau giant killers - Steve Biko - in the other Week 5 fixtures at the Brikama Box Bar Mini-stadium on the same day.

Ebou Kanteh’s strike gave Brikama United the lead in the 77th minute but Saikou Sanyang equalised the score for Steve Biko close to stoppage time.

Earlier on Saturday, GFA and Super Cup champions Gamtel thrashed Hawks 2-0 at the Banjul KG5 Mini-stadium courtesy of Alie Sowe’s brace.

Real de Banjul’s poor run of form has continued after a goalless draw against Academy boys Samger at the Serrekunda East Mini-stadium.

Young Africans have clinched 11 points in five games, while Gamtel and GPA are both second after securing 9 points each.

Bakau United are next standing at 8 points together with former leaders, Samger.  Brikama United have so far gathered 6 points sharing it with Armed Forces.

Serrekunda United and Steve Biko also have 5 points each.

Wallidan have 4 points while Real De Banjul and Hawks both sit at 3 points.