29 January 2013

Gambia: GAF Retain Nisa Title

The Gambia Armed Forces over the weekend defended its NISA organised sub-regional football championship following a 1-0 defeat of The Gambia Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA).

The game that was the second meeting between the two sides following a 1-1 stalemate in the first round was played at the Father Gough Sports Complex in Manjai Kunda. The Gambia Armed Forces had also earlier on in the weekend-long activity defeated the National Drug Enforcement Agency (NDEA) in the competition that was preceded by their goalless stalemate with Senegalese side KIRENE on Saturday.

The three-day sporting event was well graced by hundreds of sports lovers and members of the various departments. Following their run to the final against GCAA, GAF started the game as the better side with some early first half chances and a spectacular flow of skills and counterattacking play but failed to capitalise on their chances.

Coming into the second period of the game, both sides played some entertaining football which was pleasing to watch but again couldn't break the deadlock. But that was to change just before the hour mark.

A wonderful exchange of passes from the midfield ensured Abdoulie Bojang scored the only goal of the game in the 53 minute of the second half to retain the trophy they won in Senegal last year.

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