Rooted at the bottom with only 14 points with five matches to go, Biko’s title defence has almost certainly ran out of steam with the focus now on keeping themselves in the top flight. In the latest fixtures they went down 4-1 to Interior FC in the league having already been dumped out of the FA Cup.

To make sense of this precarious situation of this much loved Bakau team, The Standard yesterday reached out to coach Aboulie Bojang, himself a passionate former player of the club and a former international, for an explanation. He began by assuring that Biko would not be relegated. 

“Everyone has his or her opinion but I think with the remaining matches we can bounce back. But it all depends on us – the technicians and the players. We need to focus on our problems and try to solve it at the training ground. Football is 90 minutes on the field and if you are better than your opponent in the field during the 90 minutes you will collect maximum points. The difference between the teams including those ahead of us are not much. And I believe if we focus and work a little bit harder, we can get a better position. I believe we can solve our problems at the training ground”.


Asked to comment on what went wrong technically for a team endowed with so many young talented players, the technician said: “We used to be very strong defensive wise but now we are conceding goals. We need consistency. This is football but the most important thing is that we know our problem and will try to solve it. We will work towards that before our next game. We would try to focus and work hard so as to move from the relegation zone to a better position,” he concluded. Biko’s next opponents are: Samger, Wallidan, Hawks Brikama United and Armed Forces.


By Alagie Manneh