Jan 18, 2021, 11:51 AM
Young Africans last Thursday drew 1-1 with Team Rihno in the week-one encounter of the 2020-2021 Gambia Football Federation (GFF) Division Two League game played at the Independence Stadium.
Tallinding United will next season play their football in the second tier of Gambian football after they were held to a goalless draw by Banjul United in their week 25 fixture.
Tallinding United needed a win to increase their slim chance of staying in the 1st division league but the resilience defence of Banjul United kept them at bay and forced the game to a draw.
Buffer Zone Boys, Tallinding United who occupy rock-bottom (14th) position with 21 points, conceded 10 defeats, 12 draws with only 3 wins after 25 games, while Banjul United who sit 9th position with 28 points conceded 7 defeats, 13 draws and 5 wins.
Elsewhere, Wallidan beat Real de Banjul 2-1 in the battle for second place finish derby game played on Saturday.
Real de Banjul took the league in the first half through Mustapha Jallow’s long range shot in the 39th minute but an in-form and well-motivated Wallidan side started the game very impressively as they equalised and won the game through Ablie Manneh’s remarkable brace (two goals) in the 62nd and 65th minutes respectively.
The victory has put pressure on Real as they are now a point ahead of Wallidan FC going into the final game of the league this week.
Real de Banjul still maintained 2nd position with 39 points, while Wallidan moved to 3rd position with 38 points after 25 matches.
Meanwhile, at the time of going to press, the remaining five fixtures of the 1st division league were playing across three venues.
On Thursday, The Gambia qualified to its first Nations Cup tournament and yes, the praises and gratitude to many who paved the way is making the rounds and rightfully so.
The President of The Gambia Football Federation (GFF), Mr. Lamin Kaba Bajo, has praised the National U-20 Team and assured them of his full support as they are about to begin their assault on an African Cup of Nations title in Mauritania next month.
Gunjur Sports Committee (GSC) is set to hold a meeting with teams on Saturday at the Gunjur Daycare Centre ahead of the 2021-2022 Gunjur ‘nawetan’ qualifiers.