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Fortune FC crowned GFF 1st Division League champions

Jul 12, 2021, 2:15 PM | Article By: Arfang M.S. Camara

Fortune FC won the Gambia Football Federation (GFF) 1st Division League title after defeating Wallidan 2-1 in their week-23 fixtures played at the Independence Stadium on Thursday.

Fortune FC took the lead in the 60th minute through Patrick Sylva, but Wallidan leveled matters through Alagie Camara in the 90+3 minute to tie the march at 1-1 right on the stroke of regulation time. However, with the clock ticking down, the Farato-based team was awarded a free kick with almost the last kick of the game.

Ebou Sanyang’s curling shot flew into the bottom left corner of the net to seal Jane Joof’s side the title.

Fortune FC, who are now champions with three games to spare, led the table standing with 46 points, 10 points, above second-place Real de Banjul, while Wallidan, who were in second position before the game now dropped to 3rd position with 34 points.

Earlier on Thursday, B.K. Milan beat Tallinding United 2-1 in a battle for survival.

Omar Barrow opened the scoring for the Bakau Kachikally Milan side in the 19th minute of the game before Tallinding United leveled in the 47th minute. Haruna Kujabi sealed B.K. Milan’s win in the 86th minute.

The result maintained both teams at rock-bottom positions of the table with both leveled on 20 points.

The defeat resulted to Tallinding United sacking their coach, Sanna Darboe and appointed Karamo Ceesay to lead the affairs of the club until the end of the season.      

Elsewhere, Real de Banjul won Marimoo 2-1 in the earlier encounter played on Friday.

Muhammed Lamin Demba and Ebrima Jarjuu scored for Real in the 47th and 68th minutes respectively, while Yankuba Jallow scored the only goal for Manjjai-based team Marimoo in the 77th minute.

The win moved Real de Banjul to 2nd position on the table with 36 points, while Marimoo, who finished the game with nine men after two of their players were sent off, sit 11th position with 22 points.  

Meanwhile, Brikama United and Waa Banjul played a goalless draw in the late game played on Friday.

The result saw both teams leveled on 33 points. Elite United and The Gambia Armed Forces (GAF) are also on 33 points. Brikama United sit 6th position, while Waa Banjul occupy 7th position.

The Gambia Ports Authority (GPA) were held to a 1-1 draw by Hawks FC in the earlier game played on Saturday.

Hawks FC took the lead through Baboucarr Faal in the 8th minute of the game before the Ferry Boys, GPA restored purity in the 58th minute. 

The result sits GPA on 8th position with 30 points, while Hawks dropped to 10th position with 25 points after 23 matches.

Elite United were also held to a 1-1 draw by resurgent Gamtel FC side in the late encounter on Saturday.

Elite United took the lead through Alieu Barry in the 73rd minute, while Telecommunication Boys, Gamtel restored purity through Bunja Badjie in the 85th minute.

The draw dropped Elite United to 4th position with 33 points, leveled with GPA, GAF and Brikama United, while Gamtel FC sit 11th position with 24 points.

Meanwhile, at the time of going to press on Sunday, 5th place Gambia Armed Forces (GAF) were locking horns with 9th place occupant Banjul United in the final week-23 fixtures at the Independence Stadium.

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