Real bounces back, whipped soldiers to take lead


The Sateba Boys beat a stubborn Samger 1-0 in Serekunda East Saturday. In that days’ other fixture, the much touted and highly rated clash between Gamtel and veteran champions Wallidan ended 1-0 for the telecommunications side who were keen to put some smiles back on their fans’ faces following a disastrous Caf confederation second outing.

Champions Steve Biko’s title defence enters in to further difficulties as their nightmare continues, with a loss to Ports Authority 1-0 at the KG 5, while their noisy neighbours Bakau United drew 0-0 against Hawks. Newly promoted Banjul United remains steady in their ambition to stamp a strong presence in the league by another victory, this time taming Interior 1-0.



Next week

The league resumes Saturday, the last week in the first round with more intriguing fixtures as all top teams aim to finish as half way winners. Real de Banjul is the side tipped for such a prestige as they face Bakau United whose recent form does not make them a threat. 

The two meet at Brikama on Sunday the 23 March. But they could find themselves chasing joint leaders on points Brikama United who can stretch to 21 points on Saturday if they could beat GPA in Banjul on March 22.

Defending champions Biko arrive at the end of the first round needing to tackle stubborn  Samger in the other Sunday match at Serekunda East while Interior takes on fellow security outfit Armed Forces. Banjul United will meet Wallidan as Gamtel take on Hawks.


Author: Lamin Cham