The head coach of the Serrekunda Central Super Nawettan team, Ousman Jobe, has voiced his disagreement to his team being branded as the whipping boys in the ongoing tournament.
A demoralising 3-0 defeat to Sukuta on Wednesday means Central who are makingtheir second appearance in the competition are still without a point after a group stage exit last season saw them lose all four games on the trot.
But responding to questions posed to him by reporters following the loss, Jobe said a such a defeat will not happen again during his tenure. "No, that's out of it. No team is better that any other team. Gambian football is all one level. So losing the game [is not bad], Sukuta lost their first game. I watched their game against Brikama. I prepared for them but unfortunately luck was not on our side. I will make sure we go all out to have something in our next game against Bakau," he promised.
He also noted that he came into the game against last year's runners-up expecting to secure all three points. "Today I was expecting the win. I did my best to make sure I defeat Sukuta because I watched their game against Brikama. I made my plans and preparations to make sure I won but [was unlucky]. The boys played well. They played well but the luck was not on our side," he added.