GFF VP defends crowded league fixtures, okays first round


Speaking on Afri Radio Sports Show, Touray said all teams have given their best in this first segment of the league with good sportsmanship and great skills on display.

Reacting to complaints by some club coaches who decried the introduction of mid week fixtures, describing them as too much of work for the player’s concentration, Touray said: ”Those arguments, though reasonable ,are not valid because even in advanced leagues around the world, matches are played  midweek and so we cannot be an exception. I know that it is a new thing here but we must learn to adjust to progressive ideas.”

The GFF official also said mid-week fixtures would help get the teams in constant preparedness and give the players more play time which in turn can help the national teams. He added that the fixture is such that it must be completed by the end of May when all club competitions must stop in respect of the World Cup. 


Touray said the fixtures for the second round will be issued soon. The first round of the league ended with Real de Banjul finishing top at 22 points. Reigning champions Steve Biko are rooted further down the table while newly promoted Banjul United put up a respectable fight to stay in the top flight.

Author: Lamin Cham