At the Box Bar, Armed Forces are to take on Mighty Hawks, while defending champions Steve Biko entertain fellow towners Bakau United. Both Bakau teams have not had an impressive season so far, with Biko particularly unlikely to maintain their title won last year. Rooted at the bottom before the stoppage, the team’s giant killing form has long been lost and what had begun as a title defence might just ended up becoming a battle for survival for Aboulie Bojang’s men.
Leaders Real de Banjul are still in hunt for the six points lost to appeals, but whereas they cannot convince the organising committee on that front, they are determined to recover the lost points on the pitch and Wednesday’s clash with Samger should provide a chance to advance that dream. The two meet in Banjul. The same night, the revelations Banjul United, fired up by an emphatic FA Cup thrashing of Blue Stars, take on Brikama United in the clash of the week at Serekunda East while Gamtel would have to put behind their FA Cup exit headaches to meet Interior in Brikama. Interior knocked out Real in the FA Cup but its league standing needs boosting. So are they up for another giant slaying? Watch out for Wallidan against GPA though in Banjul on Tuesday. The Blues are back. For promotion this season and the FA Cup quarter finals could only serve as an appetiser for the remainder of their league programme.
By Lamin Cham